Wednesday, September 25

Install and Enable RPMforge Repository on Linux RHEL/CentOS 5&6

  RPMforge :

          RPMforge is developed by RepoForge project Team. The RepoForge project is maintains all RPM packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Scientific Linux.RPMforge packages are 100% free. RPMforge Repository is used for downloading third party packages using YUM (Yellowdog Updater Modified) Command. It is working on all Linux paltforms like RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux ,etc..
Note: Use This Link   Install & Enable EPEL Repository

Features :

 *  Installed Third Party Packages using RPMforge Repository.

 *  RPMforge is Open Source and 100% free Packages.

 *  It is provide high quality packages for RHEL and compatible derivatives such as CentOS and Scientific Linux.

 If you enable RPMforge Repository, you can install FFmpeg, PhpMyAdmin or any other open source third party softwares using yum command.

The following yum command displays all the repositories available on your system.

 #yum repolist


See above it has 3 repositories are there base, extras and updates. In this Machine RPMforge is not enabled.

Enable RPMforge Repository in RHEL/CentOS 5&6:

   First Download the RPMforge package using wget command, then after install it using RPM

For RHEL/CentOS 5 :

32 bit Operating System

#cd /tmp/
#rpm -ivh  rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm

64 bit Operating System

#rpm -ivh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm

For RHEL/CentOS 6 :

32 bit Operating System

#rpm -ivh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm

64 bit Operating System

#wget wget
#rpm -ivh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm

"RPMforge Repository Configuration file located under /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory."

Verify RPMforge Repository :

  Verify that the RPMforge repository is enabled as shown below

    #yum repolist


Install many no of open source packages using RPMforge Repository, For example see the information of phpmyadmin software using yum command , It will show the following information.This Package is from RPMforge Repository.

       # yum info phpmyadmin

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