How to enable EPEL repository on RHEL 7 without a current Red Hat Subscription

If you currently do not hold a Red Hat Subscription and yet you need to enable EPEL ( Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux ) repository on your RHEL 7 Linux you need to download and install following file directly from Fedora project:


Please note the version the version name may change so consult fedora projec URL’s to get a current package name. First download your file making sure that you have a correct package name:

$ wget

Once downloaded install package using a following linux command:

# rpm -Uvh epel-release*.rpm

Once the the above package is installed epel repository should appear on your list:

# yum repolist | grep epel
epel/x86_64         Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 - x86_64        7,534