How to install CentOS EPEL repo, this tutorial walks you through the process of installing the EPEL Repository on versions 4, 5 & 6 of CentOS Linux. The EPEL repository gives you access to a large catalog of RPM’s which allows you to install unsupported software, such as a different version of PHP or a package that does not exist in the official repos.
How to install EPEL on CentOS (all versions)
Below are the install instructions for the CentOS EPEL repository for all version of CentOS, the following instructions will also work on RHEL 4,5 & 6. (the same instructions apply for RHEL and it’s clones).
CentOS 4 EPEL Install
How to install EPEL on Centos 4 / RHEL 4:
CentOS 5 EPEL Install
How to install EPEL on Centos 5 / RHEL 5:
CentOS 6 EPEL Install
How to install EPEL on Centos 6 / RHEL 6:
Once you have installed simply run:
I would also recommend using YUM Priorities.
Note the instructions are the same for i386 / i686 and x86_64.