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Yum Configuration

by bobjensen last modified Dec 30, 2011 03:47 PM
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The RPM Fusion team is proud to announce the public availability of its repositories that provide software which the Fedora project cannot provide as easy-to-install RPM packages.

What applications can be found in the RPM Fusion repositories?

The RPM Fusion project provides a variety of different applications as described below.
Sound and Video / Multimedia applications

We have all that is needed to play all kinds of media files, such as MP3 or unencrypted DVDs and ship additional multimedia applications such as MPlayer, VLC and Xine.
Kernel Drivers

We offer the ATI and Nvidia closed-source drivers in a Fedora-compatible RPM package for users whose video cards are not yet fully supported with the stock open source drivers.

Bub's Brothers, Secret Maryo Chronicles, UFO: Alien Invasion, W├Ârms of Prey, xrick, GLtron and others!

We offer emulators for most retro platform:

    * VICE for Commodore 64 and other vintage Commodore 8 bit computers
    * E-UAE for Amiga
    * Nestopia,
    * FCEUltra for NES
    * ZSNES and Snes9x for Super NES
    * and many many others!

More Information

RPM Fusion provides packages for all Fedora releases that are supported by Fedora project, which includes the development branch "rawhide".

We have two separate repository lines:

    * "free" for Open Source Software (as defined by the Fedora Licensing Guidelines) which the Fedora project cannot ship
    * "nonfree" for redistributable software that is not Open Source Software (as defined by the Fedora Licensing Guidelines); this includes software with publicly available source-code that has "no commercial use"-like restrictions

Please read our wiki page about how to enable these repositories:

RPM Fusion is a project started by the Dribble, Freshrpms and Livna teams. It aims to bring together many packagers from various 3rd party repositories and build a single add-on repository for Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. We hope to attract new Fedora packagers and hope that other 3rd party repositories will join us.

Are you interested? Do you want to help? Don't hesitate and subscribe to our mailing lists at or meet us in the #rpmfusion channel on freenode.

Do you find problems? Fill bugs at
A note for Livna & Freshrpms users

All users that installed Livna properly (e.g. by installing the livna-release package) will get RPM Fusion free and nonfree repositories enabled automatically. All packages in Livna that are superseded by packages from RPM Fusion will soon be removed from the Livna repositories. Same for Freshrpm usage.

Thanks for you interest in RPM Fusion.

The RPM Fusion Team (

Applicable to Fedora Versions

  • Fedora 15+


This HOWTO requires a installation of fedora, preferably one with a default yum config(only fedora and fedora updates).

If you want libdvdcss support you will also need yum configurations for livna.

Doing the work

Fedora  15+

  1. For the RPM Fusion Free REPO click here, for the RPM Fusion Non-Free (copyright encumbered) click here, then select open with "install packages", then type in the root password.  NOTE:  For the RPM Fusion repository to work properly you must click both links above not just the first link, you will have to enter the root password each time.
    Open a terminal and issue the following commands (Both free and nonfree are required)
    $ su -c 'rpm -Uvh'
    At the password prompt enter the root password then press Enter, and then execute the following command:
    $ su -c 'rpm -Uvh'
    At the password prompt enter the root password then press Enter.
  2. For the Livna REPO click here, select open with "install package", then type in the root password.
    Open a terminal and issue the following command:
    $ su -c 'rpm -Uvh'


How to test

From a shell, run yum info xmms-mp3 if you get an error, rpmfusion is not configured properly

Common problems and fixes

Usually, the rpmfusion packages didn't get installed. rpm -q rpmfusion-free-release  rpmfusion-nonfree-release will tell you. If it's not installed, try installing again, then test it again.

More Information


We test this stuff on our own machines, really we do. But you may run into problems, if you do, come to #fedora on

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