Ansible role to install the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) - Repository on RHEL/centos
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Ansible role to install the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) - Repository on RHEL and centos.

What do we do here?

  • First we read the variables you configured and our default values.
  • If enabled (default to false), we do a simple version-check that will validate that you never run a older version of this role after you run this role before.
  • We validate that the GPG key of the EPEL repo for your distribution release is installed and match the fingerprint in the config.
  • We install the epel repo from a remote URL.

example useage of this role

You can either use this role via ansible galaxy or by downloading this role manually.

ansible galaxy: install this role

ansible-galaxy install do1jlr.epel

ansible-galaxy: example playbook

- name: install epel release
    - do1jlr.epel

manual download role

# download to your roles directory
git clone

manual example playbook

- name: Install epel release
   - epel
    submodules_versioncheck: true
    - role_install-epel-release

variables and configuration

Here a our default values you can overwrite:

# do we want a simple versionscheck? (true is recomended)
submodules_versioncheck: false

# epel repo
  url: "{{ ansible_distribution_major_version }}.noarch.rpm"
  gpg_key_url: "{{ ansible_distribution_major_version }}"
  gpg_key_path: "/etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-{{ ansible_distribution_major_version }}"
    '6': "8C3B E96A F230 9184 DA5C 0DAE 3B49 DF2A 0608 B895"
    '7': "91E9 7D7C 4A5E 96F1 7F3E 888F 6A2F AEA2 352C 64E5"
    '8': "94E2 79EB 8D8F 25B2 1810 ADF1 21EA 45AB 2F86 D6A1"


This role is tested with these github-action tests for different versions of centos. Linting is tested via travis-ci. If you want to find out more about our tests, please have a look at the github marketplace.

test status Github Marketplace
Galaxy release publish-ansible-role-to-galaxy
[Ansible check centos:latest ansible test with centos:latest
Ansible check centos:centos8 ansible test with centos 8
Ansible check centos:centos7 ansible test with centos 7
Yamllint GitHub Actions ansible linting test