RPMforge repository is a utility that is used to install third party software packages under Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Community ENTerprise Operating System (CentOS). It provides more than 5000 software packages in the rpm format for these Linux distributions.
RPMforge repository not a part of RHEL or CentOS but it is designed to work with these operating systems. The complete list of RPMForge packages can be fount at http://packages.sw.be/.
Verifying RHEL/CentOS is 32 Bit or 64 Bit System
We use “uname -a” command to verify a system, whether it is 32 bit or 64 bit. We have provided both results using uname command on a 32 bit and 64 bit system. The 32 bit system will show i386/i686 and 64 bit server shows x86_64. So, it’s very easy to verify whether a system is 32 or 64 bit using “uname -a” command from the command line shell.
32 Bit RHEL/CentOS
# uname -r
64 Bit RHEL/CentOS
# uname -r
Installing RPMForge Repository in RHEL/CentOS 6
Download and Install RPMForge repository by selecting appropriate rpm package for your system.
## RHEL/CentOS 6 32 Bit OS ## # wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm # rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm ## RHEL/CentOS 6 64 Bit OS ## # wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm # rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm
Note : The RPMForge repository will be installed under /etc/yum.repod directory as a file rpmforge.repo.
Test: Install terminator
# yum install terminator