Add EPEL repository to centOS 6 64

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Add EPEL repository to centOS 6 64

Postby mantonik » 2011/10/31 01:17:22

Hi.

I want to add EPEL reporsitory to server but I have some problem with it.

Server
Linux 2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Jun 27 19:49:27 BST 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

first I did:
rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/e ... noarch.rpm

root@vtcpanel [/etc/yum.repos.d]# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: epel. Please verify its path and try again

then I remove that package and install
rpm -ivh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/e ... noarch.rpm

but I receve this same error:
root@vtcpanel [/etc/yum.repos.d]# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: epel. Please verify its path and try again


epel.repo file:
[epel]
name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch
#baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/$basearch
mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-6&arch=$basearch
failovermethod=priority
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6

[epel-debuginfo]
name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch - Debug
#baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/$basearch/debug
mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-debug-6&arch=$basearch
failovermethod=priority
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6
gpgcheck=1

[epel-source]
name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch - Source
#baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/SRPMS
mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-source-6&arch=$basearch
failovermethod=priority
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6
gpgcheck=1

Any suggestion how to resolve this problem?
Thank you

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Re: Add EPEL repository to centOS 6 64

Postby pjwelsh » 2011/10/31 15:42:08

Maybe EPEL was having an issue at that time. Not sure. Your attempts at install look OK at first glance. It seems to work for me now.
Do you have a proxy server you need to reference?

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Re: Add EPEL repository to centOS 6 64

Postby mantonik » 2011/10/31 17:40:07

Hi.
I change https to http and then it start working.

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Add EPEL repository to centOS 6 64

Postby pschaff » 2011/10/31 18:59:30

Welcome to the CentOS fora. Please see the recommended reading for new users linked in my signature.

mantonik wrote:
I change https to http and then it start working.

Works for me with "https". Are you sure there is not a proxy server, or a firewall blocking port 443?

OT: You may want to consider using the Continuous Release [cr] repo. The current kernel is 2.6.32-131.17.1.el6.x86_64 .

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Re: Add EPEL repository to centOS 6 64

Postby bosmith » 2012/01/27 12:36:02

I have to go through a proxy server so if I set https_proxy to point to the proxy server before running yum, the problem goes away.

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Re: Add EPEL repository to centOS 6 64

Postby trailmug » 2013/11/13 19:13:39

Sorry to awaken an old thread.. I had this issue, and needed to set the clock.

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Re: Add EPEL repository to centOS 6 64

Postby fictionedge » 2014/04/10 08:38:04

Right on! Solution solved my problem too. I think it is the proxy's fault that keeps the https out. I have an enterprise proxy that I don't have access to it's configuration and that gives allot of problems with https links

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Re: Add EPEL repository to centOS 6 64

Postby arash_arz » 2014/04/30 12:59:14

The Most Popular Problem occured when your Centos Operation System CLOCK not be correct
so https keys ( certificates ) goes down due to invalid time and date , you must set your clock correct then install EPEL repo.
but when this problem occured you can edit the /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo and comment the mirrorlist url (that have https) and uncomment baseurl.
by this method your downloads passthrough HTTP protocol and time miss mach cannot make yum install as crazy.

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Re: Add EPEL repository to centOS 6 64

Postby hyp3ri0n » 2014/10/28 05:37:34

Hi guys,

Worked for me too by changing http from https.

Thanks Mantonik

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Re: Add EPEL repository to centOS 6 64

Postby avij » 2014/10/28 10:48:22

As a general rule, if you have problems with EPEL, run yum update --disablerepo=epel\* to update your CentOS to at least CentOS 6.5. Then try your yum install some-epel-package, or whatever you were trying to do.