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How to Install and Enable EPEL Repository on CentOS 8.x, AlmaLinux 8.x, Rocky Linux 8.x

How to Install EPEL Repository on CentOS Server

To install EPEL repository on any CentOS, AlmaLinux or Rocky Linux, log in to your server instance with SSH as root user and run the commands as explained below:

How to Install EPEL Repo on CentOS 8.x, AlmaLinux 8.x, Rocky Linux 8.x:
(Example screenshots below are on CentOS Stream 8)

Run: dnf install epel-release
(You should see the below)

dnf repolist

How Do I Enable The EPEL Repo?

Note: The EPEL configuration file is located under /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo

Run: nano /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo

Enable EPEL Repo

Make sure under [epel]: enabled=1
If Not, Change It, Save & Exit.


That's It.
You're Finished!
Wasn't that Quick & Simple.


KB Article Updated: 2021 June 25

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