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Version information

  • 3.1415.92 (latest)
  • 3.141.592
  • 3.14.1592
  • 3.14.159
  • 3.14.15
  • 3.1.21
  • 3.1.19
  • 3.1.18
  • 3.1.17
  • 3.1.16
  • 3.1.15
  • 3.1.11
  • 3.1.9
  • 0.1.6 (deleted)
  • 0.1.5
  • 0.1.4
  • 0.1.3
released Jan 11th 2021
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.7.x, 2023.6.x, 2023.5.x, 2023.4.x, 2023.3.x, 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.0.0
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Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'eyp-epel', '3.1415.92'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add eyp-epel
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install eyp-epel --version 3.1415.92

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eyp/epel — version 3.1415.92 Jan 11th 2021


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description
  3. Setup
  4. Usage
  5. Reference


Enables EPEL repository

Module Description

This module enables the EPEL repository for RHEL 6 and 7 and derivatives. It will also update ca-certificates on the first run, checking for updates daily.


What epel affects

  • Installs a package called epel-release
  • Updates ca-certificates
  • Manages main epel repo

Beginning with epel

Just include epel class to have it configured with the defaults:

class { 'epel': }


Install epel

class { 'epel':

Disable EPEL

class { 'epel':
  main_enabled => false,

Force especific mirror for EPEL

Use main_baseurl option to force a specific mirror:

class { 'epel':
  main_baseurl => "\$basearch",

Generated yum repo will look like this:


name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 - $basearch



  • ensure: Used to manage the epel-release package (default: installed)
  • manage_ca_certificates: update ca-certificates (needed to install EPEL) (default: true)
  • manage_gpg: Flag to enable/disable managing GPG keys (default: true)
  • manage_main_repo: Whether to manage the main epel repo (default: true)
  • main_enabled: Whether to have the main epel repo enabled or not (default: true)
  • main_baseurl: Base URL for a specific mirror (default: not set)
  • main_metalink: Where to get mirror list from (default: from
  • main_failovermethod: Failover method (default: priority)
  • main_proxy: Proxy usage (default: not set)
  • main_gpgcheck: Whether to check GPG (default: true)
  • main_gpgkey: Location of GPG keys (default: file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-${epel::params::os_maj_release})
  • main_description: Main EPEL repo description (default: "Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux ${epel::params::os_maj_release} - \$basearch")
  • main_exclude: Package exclude list (default: undef)
  • main_include: Package include list (default: undef)
  • main_sslclientkey: SSL client key (default: undef)
  • main_sslclientcert: SSL client cert (default: undef)