Add Repositories on Linux

In this tutorial, How to add Repositories on Linux. How to add some useful external repositories for RHEL/Centos or Ubuntu/Debian.

The procedure to enable repository as follows

  • Open a shell prompt
  • Install repositories
  • Refresh repository

Add Repositories on Linux

Add Repositories for Centos

1. Install a plugin to add priorities

[vagrant@DevopsRoles ~]# yum -y install yum-plugin-priorities
[vagrant@DevopsRoles ~]# sed -i -e "s/\]$/\]\npriority=1/g" /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo

2. Add Repositories

EPEL Repository

[vagrant@DevopsRoles ~]# yum -y install epel-release
[vagrant@DevopsRoles ~]# sed -i -e "s/\]$/\]\npriority=5/g" /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo

Another add Remi’s RPM Repository

[vagrant@DevopsRoles ~]# yum -y install
# set [priority=10]
[vagrant@DevopsRoles ~]# sed -i -e "s/\]$/\]\npriority=10/g" /etc/yum.repos.d/remi-safe.repo

Note: if [enabled=0], To use the repository use command below

[vagrant@DevopsRoles ~]# yum --enablerepo=epel install [Package]

Refresh Repositories

[vagrant@DevopsRoles ~]# yum repolist

Add Repositories for Ubuntu & Debian

Using add-apt-repository command

The syntax

add-apt-repository ppa:<ppa_name>


[vagrant@DevopsRoles ~]$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

Fix add-apt-repository: command not found error

[vagrant@DevopsRoles ~]$ sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
[vagrant@DevopsRoles ~]$ sudo apt-get update


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