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Install EPEL repo in CentOS 7 and RHEL 7

What is Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (or EPEL)?

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (or EPEL) is a Fedora Special Interest Group that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Scientific Linux (SL), Oracle Linux (OL). Continue reading

Disable SELinux support in Linux

Though SELinux helps in securing many dimensions in Linux, but some applications or some scenario’s are not comfortable with SELinux. We have to turn SELinux off to get around them. Since, SELinux is a Kernel module, we can unload and stop using it. It is recommended that the applications should be fixed to work with SELinux, rather than disabling the OS security mechanism. Continue reading