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Linux, RHEL and EPEL

From this site

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/FAQ#howtouse

I see the following for RHEL 5

su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm'
...
su -c 'yum install foo'

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So I performed the following:

       wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

       rpm -ivh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

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It seemed to install sucessfully

What is meant by the  command

yum install foo

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I tried yum install foo, nothing happens

Should I replace the 'foo' with something else
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woolmilkporcCommented:
EPEL is just an additional repository.

"foo" means any package from this repository, and the example is meant to clarify that you can use yum with EPEL packages just as with any other package without having to specify additional flags/parameters.

Here is a "repoview" of EPEL6

http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/repoview/
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