Installing EPEL repo on CentOS 7.x

Standard

The EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository offers a variety of packages that can enhance your programming experience. These packages compliment and extend the base packages that come with CentOS. Installing EPEL on CentOS 7 is straightforward (the following commands assume you have root privileges):

cd /tmp
wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/beta/7/x86_64/epel-release-7-1.noarch.rpm
yum install epel-release-7-1.noarch.rpm

That’s it. All the packages in the EPEL repo for CentOS 7.x and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 7.x are now at your fingertips