Install EPEL with PowerTools for CentOS 8


This tutorial provides a guide to install EPEL with PowerTools for CentOS 8 VPS or dedicated servers.

Install EPEL Repository on CentOS 8

Installation of EPEL repository is done with the following steps:

  1. Login to SSH as root user.
  2. Run the following command:
    sudo dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm

This will download the repository file to /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo and enables EPEL repository on the server.

Enable PowerTools for CentOS 8

On CentOS 8 it is recommended to also enable the PowerTools repository since EPEL packages may depend on packages from it.

To do this, run the following command as root user:

sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled PowerTools

You have now installed EPEL and enabled PowerTools repo on CentOS 8 server.

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