Repoforge, previously known as RPMforge, maintains a repository of RPM packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Scientific Linux. If you are a RHEL or CentOS user, I strongly suggest you set up Repoforge repository on your system, as it contains many useful software packages that are not available in existing stock repositories.

Verifying RHEL/CentOS is 32 Bit or 64 Bit System

In order to set up Repoforge repository on CentOS, you first need to know the version of your CentOS as well as the underlying process architecture.

To find out which release version of CentOS you are using:

# cat /etc/redhat-release

Installing RPMForge Repository in RHEL/CentOS

To install Rpmforge repository use the following commands.

For RHEL/CentOS 6.x 32 Bit

# sudo rpm -Uvh http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm

For RHEL/CentOS 6.x 64 Bit

# sudo rpm -Uvh http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm

Once RPMforge is installed on your system, you can use yum to install all available packages from the Repoforge repo.

Verify RPMForge repository

You need to run folowing command:

# yum repolist
Verify is enabled RPMForge repository

Verify is enabled RPMForge repository