Install REMI Repository On RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux 7/6.x/5.x And Fedora 20/19/18


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This tutorial describes how to add REMI repository which is created and maintained by a French guy named Remi Collect. REMI repository is free to use and is very stable.

You might want to look our previous tutorials about EPEL repository.

Install REMI Repository On RHEL / CentOS / Scientific Linux / Fedora

Please be mindful that you should use REMI repository along with EPEL repository. Otherwise you may end up with dependency problem sometimes.

On CentOS/RHEL/Scientific Linux 7 x86_64:

rpm -Uvh remi-release-7.rpm

On CentOS/RHEL/Scientific Linux 6 i386 or x86_64:

rpm -Uvh remi-release-6.rpm
## for RHEL only
rhn-channel --add --channel=rhel-$(uname -i)-server-optional-6

On CentOS/RHEL/Scientific Linux 5 i386 or x86_64:

rpm -Uvh remi-release-5.rpm

On Fedora 20  i386 or x86_64:

yum install remi-release-20.rpm

On Fedora 19  i386 or x86_64:

yum install remi-release-19.rpm

On Fedora 18  i386 or x86_64:

rpm -Uvh

Enable REMI repository

Edit file remi.repo,

vi /etc/yum.repos.d/remi.repo

Find the line enabled =0 and change it to 1 to enable REMI repository.


Save and close the file.

Now list out the installed repositories with command:

yum repolist

Sample output:

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base:
 * epel:
 * extras:
 * remi:
 * updates:
repo id                                                     repo name                                                                                    status
base/7/x86_64                                               CentOS-7 - Base                                                                              8,465
epel/x86_64                                                 Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 - x86_64                                               5,551
extras/7/x86_64                                             CentOS-7 - Extras                                                                               30
remi                                                        Les RPM de remi pour Enterprise Linux 7 - x86_64                                               671
updates/7/x86_64                                            CentOS-7 - Updates                                                                             577
repolist: 15,294

Now, you’re ready to install packages. You can install packages using command:

yum install <package-name>