Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (or EPEL) is a Fedora Special Interest Group that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Scientific Linux (SL). How do I enable it under CentOS 6 or RHLE 6 server?
You need to install the following rpms as per your Enterprise Linux version. Use the wget command to download rpm files.
If you are running an CentOS7/EL7 version, enter:
rpm -ivh epel-release-7-5.noarch.rpm
If you are running an CentOS6/EL6 version, enter:
rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
If you are running an CentOS5/EL5 version, enter:
rpm -ivh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm