How To Install and Enable EPEL Repo on CentOS 8

You can easily install various packages by configuring a CentOS 8.x system to use Fedora EPEL repos and third party packages. This quick tutorial explains how to configure a CentOS Linux version 8.x to use the Fedora Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository.

Run the following command:

# yum search epel
epel-release.noarch : Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux repository configuration

# yum -y install epel-release

Enable the PowerTools repo since EPEL package may depend on packages from it:

# yum config-manager --set-enabled PowerTools

To get more info about the package, run:

# yum info epel-release