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How to Install and Enable EPEL repository on EuroLinux 8

EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository is one of the most popular third-party repositories for the Enterprise Linux family. From the 4th November EuroLinux team included the original epel-release package from EPEL in the BaseOS repo. It was the most voted small quality of life change during our first community meeting. The package is re-signed with a EuroLinux GPG key, so there is no need to accept an external key to install this particular package.

The package version will be checked and updated if necessary during minor releases.

EPEL is an external repository that is community supported

As a company, we cannot provide proper care in terms of security, quality, support and lifecycle standards on a third-party repository. Nevertheless, the EPEL repository has a great history of community support.

Installing EPEL on EuroLinux

Installing EPEL on EuroLinux 8 and EuroLinux 7 is as simple as:

sudo yum install -y epel-release

EPEL is enabled by default

The base EPEL repository is enabled by default for modular (EuroLinux 8) and non-modular packages. You can enable debuginfo and source packages in respective /etc/yum.repos.d/epel*.repo file.

From this moment, you can install and then use all EPEL goodies like htop, wine or createrepo.