Last updated on Jaunary 17, 2021 by Dan Nanni
The PowerTools repository, which is available on CentOS/RHEL 8, provides developer related tools and libraries. Some of common EPEL packages depend on packages available from PowerTools. Thus if you have set up the EPEL repository on your CentOS system, it is recommended that you enable PowerTools as well.
To enable PowerTools repository on CentOS/RHEL 8, you can use the
config-manager plugin for DNF, which manages various DNF configuration options, including adding/removing or enabling/disabling repositories.
config-manager plugin, run the following command:
$ sudo yum install dnf-plugins-core
CentOS/RHEL 8 comes with PowerTools repository already added. Thus, you simply need to enable it as follows.
$ sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled powertools
Verify that PowerTools is successfully enabled:
$ dnf repolist
To see a list packages available from PowerTools repository:
$ dnf repo-pkgs powertools list