Enable Remi Repository on CentOS 7

The Remi repository is used to get newer software into CentOS which isn’t available by default.

It’s incredibly easy to install, just a few commands is all that is needed.

First we can check the available repositories.

sudo yum repolist

Now we know the repositories currently enabled on our machine, we can add Remi. Since Remi requires the EPEL repository as a base, we’ll be installing that first.

Install EPEL

Like I said, nice and easy

sudo yum install epel-release


Install Remi

Just like before, one command.

sudo rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-7.rpm

And finished.

Make sure they’re enabled

Now to make sure they are both enabled we will run two commands.

First, to update the repositories.

sudo yum update

Now to make sure they are listed correctly.

sudo yum repolist

If you see EPEL and Remi then it’s all working, congratulations.

If you have any issues leave a comment, I’ll try to help 🙂

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