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Learn to update CentOS to add EPEL repository

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This article explains how to install the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository on an unmanaged server running CentOS. The EPEL repository allows you to install additional Fedora-based packages on CentOS servers.

# Steps to install the EPEL repository

Perform following steps to install the EPEL repository on your CentOS unmanaged server :

1. As a root user, log in to the server.

2. Now in the command prompt, type the following command

3. Type the following command to install EPEL repository

4. To verify that the EPEL repository has been added, enter the following command :

A similar line should appear in the list of repositories :

5. Now you can install any of the packages in the EPEL repository.

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