Top 5 Yum Repositories for CentOS & RedHat Linux OS 7 – 6 – 5

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YUM (Yellowdog Updater, Modified) is a command-line package administration utility for RPM-based Linux operating systems and servers, It has been launched under the GNU General Public License. Yum works for RPMs which have dependencies, Yum searches for all dependencies of any type of RPM in all offered repositories.

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Below checklist has leading 5 yum repositories (RPMFusin, EPEL, REMI, ELRepo, Webtatic) for RHEL based systems with installation web links, which we require to maintain our system up to date with newest bundles. These repositories having a lot of the RPMs required for servers.

RPMFusin Repository

The RPM Fusion repository supplies the packages that are not delivered with the Fedora or Red Hat. You can add RPM Fusion yum repository by executing following commands based on your system OS version.

### For CentOS/RHEL 7 ###
sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-7.noarch.rpm 
sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-7.noarch.rpm
### For CentOS/RHEL 6 ###
sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-6.noarch.rpm
sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-6.noarch.rpm
### For Fedora 28/27/26/25/24 ###
sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

EPEL Repository

Additional Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) is a group that preserves the latest packages to their repository. It also consists of the added packages needed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS and also Scientific Linux (SL) or Oracle Linux (OL).

Use following commands to install EPEL yum repository on your CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 systems.

### For CentOS/RHEL 7 ###
sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/Packages/e/epel-release-7-11.noarch.rpm
### For CentOS/RHEL 6 ###
sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck  http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

REMI Repository

REMI is also a helpful yum repository that includes up to date bundles for Enterprise Linux systems. Use the following commands to install REMI yum repository on your CentOS/RHEL 7/6 and Fedora 28/27/26/ 25/24 systems.

### For CentOS/RHEL 7 ###
sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-7.rpm
### For CentOS/RHEL 6 ###
sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm
### Fedora 28/27/26/25/24 ###
sudo dnf install http://rpms.famillecollet.com/fedora/remi-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).rpm

ELRepo Repository

ELRepo is an RPM library for Business Linux packages. It supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) as well as its derivatives like CentOS, Scientific Linux and so on. This Project concentrates on hardware related bundles in order to enhance your experience with Enterprise Linux. This includes filesystem drivers, graphics drivers, network drivers, audio drivers, web cam and also video drivers.

### For CentOS/RHEL 7 ###
sudo rpm --import https://www.elrepo.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-elrepo.org
sudo rpm -Uvh http://www.elrepo.org/elrepo-release-7.0-3.el7.elrepo.noarch.rpm
### For CentOS/RHEL 6 ###
sudo rpm --import https://www.elrepo.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-elrepo.org
sudo rpm -Uvh  http://www.elrepo.org/elrepo-release-6-8.el6.elrepo.noarch.rpm

Webtatic Repository

Webtatic is a yum repository generally deals with the web hosting relevant packages, which is not provided with CentOS/RHEL repositories. Perform one of the following commands to install REMI yum repository on your CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 systems.

### For CentOS/RHEL 7 ###
sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://repo.webtatic.com/yum/el7/webtatic-release.rpm
### For CentOS/RHEL 6 ###
sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://repo.webtatic.com/yum/el6/latest.rpm
### For CentOS/RHEL 5 ###
sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://repo.webtatic.com/yum/el5/latest.rpm

 

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