How can I install the Epel repository on 64-bit Fedora 17 machine?

I tried:

sudo rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm


sudo rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

but I get a error:

Retrieving http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm
curl: (7) couldn't connect to host
error: skipping http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm - transfer failed

Any clues?

  • 404 on both download.fedoraproject.org-URLs -- but this doesn't explain the curl error... – sr_ Aug 8 '12 at 18:33
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    You don't need to. EPEL shouldn't contain anything not already present in Fedora's base repositories. What specific package are you looking for? – Michael Hampton Aug 8 '12 at 18:54

This seems to be a problem on their side, however EPEL is not needed for Fedora. From their site:

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (or EPEL) is a Fedora Special Interest Group that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL),CentOS and Scientific Linux (SL).

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    Point for @Renan, besides his answer the current epel package is epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm the '6-5' seems gone from repos. If you find missing packages from Fedora's official repos, try rpmfusion.org. – tripledes Aug 8 '12 at 18:37
  • The 6-7 dont works for me too. I'm having problems with the video card, so, maybe this repository could help me. – GarouDan Aug 8 '12 at 18:41
  • As pointed by @Renan "EPEL project provides add-on packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 5, and 4 releases and compatible derivatives (e.g., CentOS)" ... read more at their FAQ: fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/FAQ – tripledes Aug 8 '12 at 18:47

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