[Arm-dev] unofficial EPEL package builds

Jim Perrin jperrin at centos.org
Tue May 24 17:36:03 UTC 2016

I know quite a few of you (myself included) have been waiting for EPEL
to support some of the additional architectures like AArch64. We've been
working with the EPEL team to try to help this along, but it looks like
the earliest this will be available is around late August. Until then,
we're producing an unofficial build based on the SRPMs pulled from the
fedora/EPEL mirrors. This is meant as a temporary "use at your own risk"
set of packages. They are unsigned, and the repository isn't checked for
dependency closure. Once the official EPEL repository is available, we
will stop maintaining this branch.

If I haven't scared you off yet, you can use this temporary repository
by creating an unofficial.repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d with the
following contents:

name=CentOS unofficial extra package rebuild

If you find a missing package, or are interested in helping to improve
the packages, there's an associated bugzilla at

Please start there, or discuss/contribute here on the arm-dev at centos.org
mailing list.

Jim Perrin
The CentOS Project | http://www.centos.org
twitter: @BitIntegrity | GPG Key: FA09AD77

More information about the Arm-dev mailing list