In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to enable the PowerTools repository on Rocky Linux 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with
sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.
PowerTools is a repository that is available for RedHat and its derivative Linux to download and install developer-related packages, tools, and libraries. Moreover, many software packages available in EPEL repo sometimes require PowerTools repo to get installed properly. This repository is mainly required when you want to build some applications using their source code.
Enable PowerTools Repository on Rocky Linux 8
Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Rocky Linux server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.
sudo dnf update sudo dnf upgrade
Step 2. Install Enable PowerTools Repository on Rocky Linux.
Enable PowerTools repository on your Rocky Linux system is straightforward, You can install it by just running the following command:
sudo dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
Next, let’s enable it:
sudo dnf config-manager --enable epel
After installed, use the following command to enable the PowerTools repository:
sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled powertools
To confirm that the PowerTools repository was enabled, use the following
dnf repolist command to verify:
sudo dnf repolist | grep powertools
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:22 ago on Fri 30 Dec 2021 22:34:60 PM CEST. PowerTools Rocky Linux-8 - PowerTools 1,456 119 *epel Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64 5,335 extras Rocky Linux-8 - Extras 15
That’s all you need to do to install Podman on Rocky Linux 8. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Podman, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.