Install RepoForge (RPMForge) Repository On RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux 6.x/5.x/4.x

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Like EPEL, REMI, RPM Fusion repositories, RepoForge, formerly known as RPMForge, is a third party repository that has collection of over 5000 software packages for RHEL and its derivatives like CentOS and Scientific Linux. In this handy tutorial, let us see how to add Repoforge repository on RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 6.x, 5.x and 4.x versions. Here x refers the version numbers i.e 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 etc.

Install RepoForge On RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 6 – 32 bit

Head over to the RepoForge download page, and download the appropriate rpmforge package.

Run the following commands to install Repoforge repository on 32 bit RHEL 6.x based systems.

wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm
rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm

Install RepoForge On RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 6 – 64 bit

Run the following commands to install Repoforge repository on 64 bit RHEL 6.x based systems.

wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm
rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm

Install RepoForge On RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 5 – 32 bit

Run the following commands to install Repoforge repository on 32 bit RHEL 5.x based systems.

wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm

Install RepoForge On RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 5 – 64 bit

Run the following commands to install Repoforge repository on 64 bit RHEL 5.x based systems.

wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm

Install RepoForge On RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 4 – 32 bit

Run the following commands to install Repoforge repository on 32 bit RHEL 4.x based systems.

wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el4.rf.i386.rpm 
rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el4.rf.i386.rpm

Install RepoForge On RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 4 – 64 bit

Run the following commands to install Repoforge repository on 64 bit RHEL 4.x based systems.

wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el4.rf.x86_64.rpm
rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el4.rf.x86_64.rpm

Import RepoForge GPG key

To import DAG’s GPG key for all RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 6.x, 5.x, 4.x, enter the following command:

rpm --import http://apt.sw.be/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt

Update the Repositories

After installing the RepoForge repository package, you have to update the repository lists using command:

yum update

That’s it. Repoforge has been added and enabled in RHEL 6.x/5.x/4.x systems.

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