How to enable PowerTools repository in CentOS 8?

Solution 1:

You can enable it with the following commands:

yum install dnf-plugins-core

And then:

yum config-manager --set-enabled powertools


yum config-manager --set-enabled PowerTools

You can also just open /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-PowerTools.repo with a text editor and set enabled= to 1 instead of 0'.

Run yum repolist and you'll see it.


The repo is now powertools instead of PowerTools when enabling it with yum. There was a bug so the developers may set it back to what it was before which is why both are listed. The repo file still has the same name.

Solution 2:

To get more info, run :-

yum info epel-release

Execute the following command:-

sudo yum install epel-release

enable the PowerTools repository since EPEL packages may depend on packages from it:-

sudo yum config-manager --set-enabled PowerTools

You may get an error that read as follows:-

No such command: config-manager. Please use /usr/bin/yum –help

Run the following command to fix it:

sudo yum install 'dnf-command(config-manager)'

And re-run the above command again:-

sudo yum config-manager --set-enabled PowerTools

Now that EPEL repo installed it is time to configure and use it. Hence, run the following command:-

sudo yum update

List your new repos:-

sudo yum repolist