How to Configure RPMforge Repository on CentOS 6.3

RPMforge repository is a collaboration of Dag, Dries, and other packagers. The default RPMforge repository does not replace any CentOS base packages. This post covers the steps to configure RPMforge repository on linux CentOS 6.3. This steps has been tested on CentOS 6.3 and should be working on Redhat linux Enterprise 6.

1. Download the rpmforge-release package and DAG’s GPG key :

[root@centos63 ~]# wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.i686.rpm
[root@centos63 ~]# wget wget http://apt.sw.be/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt

2. Install DAG’s GPG key :

[root@centos63 ~]# rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt

3. Verify the rpmforge-release package that you have downloaded :

[root@centos63 ~]# rpm -K rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.i686.rpm
rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.i686.rpm: (sha1) dsa sha1 md5 gpg OK

4. If ok, proceed to install the rpmforge-release package using this command :

[root@centos63 ~]# rpm -ivh rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.i686.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:rpmforge-release       ########################################### [100%]

5. Proceed to configure RPMforge repository. Open the RPMforge configuration file and insert “priority=3” after “enabled = 1” in the [rpmforge] section as below :

[root@centos63 ~]# vi /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmforge.repo
### Name: RPMforge RPM Repository for RHEL 6 - dag
### URL: http://rpmforge.net/
[rpmforge]
name = RHEL $releasever - RPMforge.net - dag
baseurl = http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el6/en/$basearch/rpmforge
mirrorlist = http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el6/en/mirrors-rpmforge
#mirrorlist = file:///etc/yum.repos.d/mirrors-rpmforge
enabled = 1
priority = 3
protect = 0
gpgkey = file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmforge-dag
gpgcheck = 1

[rpmforge-extras]
name = RHEL $releasever - RPMforge.net - extras
baseurl = http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el6/en/$basearch/extras
mirrorlist = http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el6/en/mirrors-rpmforge-extras
#mirrorlist = file:///etc/yum.repos.d/mirrors-rpmforge-extras
enabled = 0
protect = 0
gpgkey = file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmforge-dag
gpgcheck = 1

[rpmforge-testing]
name = RHEL $releasever - RPMforge.net - testing
baseurl = http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el6/en/$basearch/testing
mirrorlist = http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el6/en/mirrors-rpmforge-testing
#mirrorlist = file:///etc/yum.repos.d/mirrors-rpmforge-testing
enabled = 0
protect = 0
gpgkey = file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmforge-dag
gpgcheck = 1

6. Check the updated repository list in /etc/yum.repos.d using the following command :

[root@centos63 ~]# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: mirrors.hostemo.com
 * extras: mirrors.hostemo.com
 * rpmforge: mirror.oscc.org.my
 * updates: mirrors.hostemo.com
repo id                                    repo name                                          status
CentOS6.3-Repository                       DVD-CentOS6.3 repository                           4,776
base                                       CentOS-6 - Base                                    4,776
extras                                     CentOS-6 - Extras                                      4
rpmforge                                   RHEL 6 - RPMforge.net - dag                        4,448
updates                                    CentOS-6 - Updates                                   202
repolist: 14,206

7. You can start using RPMforge Repository on your RHEL 6 or CentOS 6 linux server :

[root@centos63 ~]# yum install clamd -y

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