Since I had a lot of trouble finding out how to do this anywhere, I'd like to ask,

how do I enable the PowerTools repository in CentOS 8? (equivalent of CodeReady Linux Builder repo in RHEL 8)


You can enable it with the following commands:

yum install dnf-plugins-core

And then:

yum config-manager --set-enabled PowerTools

You can also just open /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-PowerTools.repo with a text editor and set enabled= to 1 instead of 0'.

Run yum repolist and you'll see it.

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    Thanks. I found only the yum config-manager line was needed in my case. – mwfearnley Jan 29 at 14:41

To get more info, run :-

yum info epel-release

Execute the following command:-

sudo yum install epel-release

enable the PowerTools repository since EPEL packages may depend on packages from it:-

sudo yum config-manager --set-enabled PowerTools

You may get an error that read as follows:-

No such command: config-manager. Please use /usr/bin/yum –help

Run the following command to fix it:

sudo yum install 'dnf-command(config-manager)'

And re-run the above command again:-

sudo yum config-manager --set-enabled PowerTools

Now that EPEL repo installed it is time to configure and use it. Hence, run the following command:-

sudo yum update

List your new repos:-

sudo yum repolist
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