Enabling EPEL repository on AlmaLinux 8

Since RHEL, CentOS, and AlmaLinux official repository will not offer all package, so you need to install different software. To overcome all this you need to enable the EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository on Linux servers. Furthermore, this offers additional packages for Enterprise Linux and also ensures the high quality of the additional packages for Enterprise Linux.

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How to Enable EPEL repository on AlmaLinux 8

In order to enable the EPEL repository you need to follow few steps which is simple common for all RedHat-based Linux distros including AlmaLinux.

It is easy to add an Extra package repository for Enterprise Linux. Just like CentOS or RHEL 8, we can run the following command in the command terminal of AlmaLinux. This will enable EPEL.

sudo dnf install epel-release

Running a System update

After adding the EPEL, you need to run the system update command.This allows the system to rebuild the repository cache so you don’t face any problem while installing any package available via this repo.

Executive command to update the system:

sudo dnf update

Checking the added EPEL version

There is no need for checking the version. if you wish to re-confirm it, execute the command given below:

rpm -q epel-release

Common error

one of the common error seen while enabling EPEL:

No match for argument: epel-release

Error: Unable to find a match

Cause

The cause may be due to dependency passenger is missing from the server.

Solution

You can resolve the error by installing the passenger on the server.

sudo dnf install passenger

Conclusion

In brief, follow the steps to enable the EPELrepository on AlmalLinux8. You need can take any sort of help from our technical team support to resolve the error on your behalf. 

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