YUM Remove Repo (Repository) – YUM Disable Repo (Repository)

Quick guide, howto remove and disable YUM repo (repository). Yum command itself does not contain any way to remove the repository. YUM repo files is located in /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory.

I use kde.repo file with following content as example on this guide:

Remove YUM Repo (Repository) Permanently

Before moving repository permanently is a good idea to check that is the repository installed using rpm package. As many repos usually are, like RPM-Fusion, Livna, etc.

Search Repository RPM-package with following command:


If RPM-package found then simply remove whole RPM-package with following command:


If RPM-package not found then simply remove repo file with following command:


Disable YUM Repo (Repository)

Disable YUM Repo

Edit repo file on /etc/yum.repos.d/ as root and change enabled to 0


Enable disabled repo quickly with YUM:

Disable YUM Repo (Repository) using YUM


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  1. How can I remove all installed packages from a repository without listing each package?

    • Hi Jonathon,

      This is quick trick to remove all packages from yum repository:

      Run first without |xargs yum -y remove to see what is really happening…and be careful anyway, as always with delete/remove commands :)

      • Helpful! Thank you.

  2. Thank you very much! Helped me a lot :)

  3. Thanks, very helpful.

  4. Thank you very much for your very clear illustrations and instructions. You certainly helped me to restore updates to Fedora20. On August 01st 2014, I had tried installing an image editor, but the installation failed and subsequently prevented Fedora20 from accessing updates. I searched the web for help but found nothing that worked until I found your excellent article today. Thanks very much again. “Much of the good things in life are indeed free”

  5. THANKS!!!!



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