EPEL package repository in ProComputers images

EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) is a volunteer-based community effort from the Fedora Project to create a repository of high-quality add-on packages that complement the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its compatible spinoffs, such as Oracle Linux, Rocky Linux, AlmaLinux and CentOS.

The majority of ProComputers images built before 31st of December, 2022 contain the EPEL package repository preinstalled. However, all images with a release date after 1st of January 2023, do not have EPEL included.

NOTE: The image release date is part of the image version. Read this article to learn how find out the image version.

ProComputers images in Azure/AWS Marketplace use the Azure/AWS RHUI (Red Hat Update Infrastructure) repository, which allows users to install security updates and new RPM packages without the need of a Red Hat subscription and a Red Hat account.

However, the name of the Azure/AWS RHUI repos are not the same with the default RHEL ones, and therefore the instruction to install EPEL are slightly different as well.

  • read this article to learn how to install EPEL in RHEL AWS images.
  • read this article to learn how to install EPEL in RHEL Azure images.

For CentOS Stream, Oracle Linux, AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux images, the default EPEL installation instructions can be used.

If you have any questions related to this article, please contact ProComputers Support as instructed here.

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