How to Configure EPEL Repository on CentOS 6.4 x86_64

epelEPEL repository is another extra repository that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS server. By using EPEL repository you can install some other third party software such as nagios, or bugzilla, phpmyadmin, or any other standard open source software just using yum command. These repositories are not officially supported by CentOS, but this repository provide much more current versions of popular PHP or MySQL applications. This post describe how you can prepare EPEL Repository on CentOS 6.4 x86_64.

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1. Download and import the GPG keys for EPEL software packages:

[root@centos64 ~]# wget http://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/fedora/epel/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6
[root@centos64 ~]# rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6
[root@centos64 ~]# rm -f RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6

2. Download and install EPEL repository for 64-bit CentOS :

[root@centos64 ~]# wget http://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/fedora/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
[root@centos64 ~]# rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:epel-release ########################################### [100%]

Alternately, you can browse other version of EPEL package set using repoview:

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