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I have got epel repo and installed it. It shows "package epel-release-6-8.noarch is already installed" when I want to ensure that it has been installed.

[root@static ~]# rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
    package epel-release-6-8.noarch is already installed

But I cannot install some packages that are placed in this repository like unrar rar aria2c

[root@static ~]# yum install rar unrar
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: ftp.antilo.de
 * epel: mirror.wiuwiu.de
 * extras: mirror.ratiokontakt.de
 * updates: mirror.ratiokontakt.de
No package rar available.
No package unrar available.
Error: Nothing to do

What should I do? It is centos6.9

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The packages you are looking for aren’t available in EPEL (check the list of packages starting with ‘a’, ‘r’ and ‘u’). unrar’s license is inappropriate for EPEL, as is RAR’s; aria2 is fine but isn’t part of EPEL 6.

  • So how could I install them. All docs say install from rpmforge-release and rpmforge has been replaced by epel. – Ahad Yekta Dec 7 '17 at 10:31
  • I don’t know where you’d get them for CentOS, apart from building from source. – Stephen Kitt Dec 7 '17 at 12:35
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Found it in this repo by negativo17.org, this worked for me:

sudo wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/epel-rar.repo https://negativo17.org/repos/epel-rar.repo
sudo yum update
sudo yum install rar

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