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The EPEL repository is an additional package repository that provides easy access to install packages for commonly used software. This repo was created because Fedora contributors wanted to use Fedora packages they maintain on RHEL and other compatible distributions.
To put it simply the goal of this repo was to provide greater ease of access to software on Enterprise Linux compatible distributions.
What’s an ‘EPEL repository’?
The EPEL repository is managed by the EPEL group
, which is a Special Interest Group within the Fedora Project. The ‘EPEL’
part is an abbreviation that stands for Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux
. The EPEL group creates, maintains and manages a high-quality set of additional packages. These packages may be software not included in the core repository, or sometimes updates which haven’t been provided yet.
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The servers that run our applications, our businesses, all depend on the stability and underlying features offered by the operating system (or OS) installed. As administrators, we have to plan ahead and think to the future of how our users will use the machines we oversee while simultaneously ensuring that those machines remain stable and online. There are numerous operating systems to choose from; however one of the most popular, most stable, and highly supported OSes is CentOS. A combination of excellent features, rock-solid performance stability, and the backing of enterprise-focused institutions such as Red Hat and Fedora have led to CentOS becoming a mainstay OS that administrators can count on.
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One of the best tools for quickly finding files by filename is the locate
command. The locate
command reads one or more databases prepared by updatedb
and writes file names matching at least one of the patterns to standard output, one per line.
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- These instructions are intended specifically for installing mlocate on CentOS 6.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed CentOS 6 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
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The following command works with all CentOS versions. If you’d like to check your kernel version then visit our tutorial on How To Check the Kernel Version in Linux / Ubuntu / CentOS
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