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EPEL Repo for CentOS 6 causing error

The correct fix is to update your SSL certificates. sudo yum upgrade ca-certificates --disablerepo=epel You need to disable the epel repo so that this command will succeed. After you update your ...
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EPEL Repo for CentOS 6 causing error

I had this problem, and it boiled down to the SSL certificate not being verifiable when getting the updated metalink file for EPEL via HTTPS. I suppose that I could have drilled down through the ...
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how to choose the correct repository for new software on Centos

Notice than the most "official" solution to install recent versions of various software on Red Hat / CentOS are Software Collections. Red Hat Software Collections version 2.3 provides both php 5.6 ...
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EPEL Repo for CentOS 6 causing error

You can modify the epel repo to use http instead of https by running the following as root/sudo sed -i "s/mirrorlist=https/mirrorlist=http/" /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo
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centos 6 epel alternative repository replacement

You're attributing the problem to the wrong repository. The error is for the CentALT repository. It does appear to be out of commission at this point (returning 403s). The solution in this case would ...
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EPEL Repo for CentOS 6 causing error

Ridiculously using secure HTTP is causing a problem yet normal HTTP is working fine. This shouldn't be happening with a fresh install so there must be an issue with Fedora's repositories. It's working ...
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YUM Update Error

You need to: Clear your yum cache. yum clean all Resync your installed packages with what's in the repos. yum distro-sync
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How do I install 2 different versions of java on the same machine from EPEL

You don't. Upgrade to the later package, which has fixes. java-latest-openjdk 14.0.2.12-1 replaces 14.0.1.7-2. EPEL mirrors won't carry the old version, as is their usual policy. The upstream release ...
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Enable the EPEL repository on AWS Elastic Beanstalk

extending Brian's comment - something like this in your .config packages: yum: git: [] postgresql93-devel : [] geos: [] commands: 01_gdal: command: "yum --enablerepo=epel -y ...
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I think I've resolved dependency, rpm doesn't

It is likely that you have installed the EPEL repositories by simply hand-editing an appropriate file in /etc/yum.repos.d. That is perfectly OK in terms of getting the EPEL packages onto your system, ...
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Can't install unzip on RedHat Enterprise Linux Server 7

Check that this host has an active RHEL subscription. unzip has been packaged by Red Hat for a long time.
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EPEL Repo GPG Key Working?

You should check if yum is configured to check gpg signatures. You're looking for something like this in /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo: [epel] [...] gpgcheck=1 If that's there, then as Alex notes, ...
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Installing from EPEL on Amazon EC2

The epel repo is on the default Amazon server but in not enabled by default. You can use it to install a package: sudo yum --enablerepo epel install fail2ban
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CentOS repositories: EPEL or rpmforge, which one is better and why?

It's been a while since this question was asked, but it looks like EPEL is now preferred to RPMForge, at least by the CentOS community. You can see here that EPEL is listed under "Community Approved ...
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why yum could not find the python-pip packages on some PCs

Hmm. A careful examination of my EPEL mirror shows that the package is now named python2-pip beginning with EPEL 7. /srv/www/mirrors/epel/7/x86_64/p/python2-pip-8.1.2-5.el7.noarch.rpm I would ...
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Why is htop only available in EPEL on CentOS/RHEL?

CentOS is RHEL repackaged without the Red Hat branding so the root of that omission lies there. Hidden behind the Red Hat subscriber content paywall https://access.redhat.com/solutions/3159101 ...
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How do I install 2 different versions of java on the same machine from EPEL

Short answer: Use a java runtime manager such as SDKMAN! or jEnv Long answer: By default, package managers are trying to help keep up to date with the latest version of the packages in your system. ...
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How do I install 2 different versions of java on the same machine from EPEL

This is one of the primary use-cases for Docker, in which a container can contain differing supporting libraries and/or differing application versions in their own isolated environments without the ...
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Installing from EPEL on Amazon EC2

Update for Amazon Linux 2: sudo yum install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm Or, sudo amazon-linux-extras install epel -y Or, sudo amazon-linux-extras enable ...
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transitioning packages to EPEL version

Problem is in the capital letters, and that's why yum thinks that BackupPC is completely different package. One way to achieve what you are trying to do is: save all backuppc configurations/data ...
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could not find recipe epel for cookbook yum

You need to run yum < 3.0.0 to get the yum::epel recipe. Add that dependency somewhere in your environment or top-level cookbook to work around it. In metadata.rb parlance: depends 'yum', '< 3....
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While trying to enable epel I somehow broke my repolist

EPEL is for RHEL and CentOS, and not Fedora. In your case, you've tried to install EPEL for EL7, on Fedora 22. DNF is doing exactly what it should, you've basically installed a repo which isn't ...
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Which EPEL release do I need?

For CentOS the extras repository, which is enabled by default, contains a package to install/enable EPEL called epel-release. Likely Oracle Linux has it someplace in the regular repositories as well. ...
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how to choose the correct repository for new software on Centos

For php just go with the remi repo. It is actively maintained and it's maintainer works for RH. You can even install it as a Software Collection.
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how to choose the correct repository for new software on Centos

I am one of the IUS core developers. On multiple occasions, users have given me feedback that the reason they use IUS is that it is sponsored by Rackspace and maintained by multiple Rackspace ...
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broken ceph dependency with centos7 and epel

At the time this was written, the Ceph packages were being moved out of EPEL because they were being added to RHEL. CentOS had not yet caught up, as there is often a short delay between a RHEL package ...
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Nagios on RHEL 6 (EPEL package) stopped working after update

The required SELinux profiles are available in the nagios-selinux package also available on EPEL. Unfortunately the update doesn't automatically installs it while switching from Nagios 3.5.1 to Nagios ...
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Installing OpenVPN on Red Hat 8

For lack of detailed error logs from the poster, I will provide my solution here. Having had the same problem on an AWS RHEL 8.2 instance, I found a few configuration details needed tweaking to get ...
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How can I enable PowerTools repository in CentOS/RHEL 8?

CentOS and RHEL are actually different, despite one being "clone" of the other. The canonical name for the repository in question is actually CodeReady Linux Builder. However, it is ...
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