Top 5 Yum Repositories for CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5

Top 5 Yum Repositories for CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5

YUM ( Yellowdog Updater, Modified ) is a command-line package management utility for RPM-based Linux systems, It has been released under the GNU General Public License. Yum is useful for RPMs which have dependencies, Yum searches for all dependencies of any RPM in all available repositories.

Below list contains top 5 yum repositories (RepoForge, EPEL, REMI, ATrpms, Webtatic) for RHEL based systems with installation links, which we need to keep our system up to date with latest packages. These repositories having most of the RPMs required for servers.

1. Adding RPMForge Repository

RPMForge & RepoForge are outdated. So we recommend to use other yum repositories. We will provide some other repository here soon.

2. Adding EPEL Repository

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

CentOS/RHEL 7
# rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/e/epel-release-7-9.noarch.rpm

CentOS/RHEL 6
# rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

CentOS/RHEL 5
# rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

3. Adding REMI Repository

Use following commands to install REMI yum repository on your CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 and Fedora 21/20 systems.

CentOS/RHEL 7
# rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-7.rpm

CentOS/RHEL 6
# rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm

CentOS/RHEL 5
# rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-5.rpm

Fedora 25
# rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/fedora/remi-release-25.rpm

Fedora 24
# rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/fedora/remi-release-24.rpm

Fedora 23
# rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/fedora/remi-release-23.rpm


Fedora 22
# rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/fedora/remi-release-22.rpm

4. Adding ATrpms Repository

Use following commands to install ATrpms yum repository on your CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 and Fedora 20/19 systems.

CentOS/RHEL 7 x86 64bit:
# rpm -Uvh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/atrpms-repo-7-7.el7.x86_64.rpm

CentOS/RHEL 6 x86 64bit:
# rpm -Uvh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/atrpms-repo-6-7.el6.x86_64.rpm

CentOS/RHEL 6 x86 32bit:
# rpm -Uvh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/atrpms-repo-6-7.el6.i686.rpm

CentOS/RHEL 5 x86 64bit:
# rpm -Uvh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/atrpms-repo-5-7.el5.x86_64.rpm

CentOS/RHEL 5 x86 32bit:
# rpm -Uvh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/atrpms-repo-5-7.el5.i386.rpm

Fedora 20 x86 64bit:
# rpm -Uvh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/atrpms-repo-20-7.fc20.x86_64.rpm

Fedora 20 x86 32bit:
# rpm -Uvh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/atrpms-repo-20-7.fc20.i686.rpm

Fedora 19 x86 64bit:
# rpm -Uvh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/atrpms-repo-19-7.fc19.x86_64.rpm

Fedora 19 x86 32bit:
# rpm -Uvh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/atrpms-repo-19-7.fc19.i686.rpm

5. Adding Webtatic Repository

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

CentOS/RHEL 7:
# rpm -Uvh http://repo.webtatic.com/yum/el7/webtatic-release.rpm

CentOS/RHEL 6:
# rpm -Uvh http://repo.webtatic.com/yum/el6/latest.rpm

CentOS/RHEL 5:
# rpm -Uvh http://repo.webtatic.com/yum/el5/latest.rpm

Thanks for reading this article. Read next article to setup your CentOS/RHEL system to keep packages up to date.

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