Epel repository error

First, We will try to install the Epel repository by using the same method. if this does not work, Now follow the below step to troubleshoot Cannot Retrieve Metalink for the repository.

This happens when your machine is not able to fetch or make a connection to Epel Repository. 

Cannot Retrieve Metalink For Repository: epel/x86_64. Please Verify It’s Path And Try Again:

Step To Troubleshoot Cannot Retrieve Metalink for the repository. 

Step 1: We have to install the Epel repository using the below command.

yum install epel-release -y
yum repolist

Check Out: Enable EPEL Release Repository

Step 2: So you need to check if there are these two files Epel.repo & epel-testing.repo available or not in /etc/yum.repos.d

Solution 1: There are Both files, You just need to edit these files one by one & uncomment the baseurl line and comment on the Metalink line. There can be mirrolist instead of Metalink.

vim epel.repo
vim epel.repo

Check Out: GET Command Not Found

You need to do this in both files epel.repo and epel-testing.repo then run the following commands

yum clean all 
yum repolist

Now You will see epel-repo

Solution 2: You may need to update your certificate

yum –disablerepo=epel -y update ca-certificates

Note: You can also change https to HTTP of mirrorlist URL in Epel-repo.

Check Out: Install Memcached

Solution 3: If the above solution does not work for you. Try this

rpm --rebuilddb
yum clean all && yum makecache fast && rm -rf /var/cache/yum

YouTube Link: Epel-Repo Error

You’re done


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