It’s been coming along for so long a time, but today RPM Fusion has officially launched as the premiere third-party RPM repository for Fedora users. RPM Fusion is meraged fromDribble, Livna and FreshRPMs repositories to simplify end-user experience by grouping as much add-on software as possible in a single location. RPM Fusion is a massive third-party repository with huge number of RPM packages that can’t ship with Fedora or RHEL due to legal restrictions and/or the packages don’t comply with free software licenses.
Here below comes with a FAQ which was sent to me through Fedora mailing list:
== What applications can be found in the RPM Fusion repositories ==
The RPM Fusion project provides a variety of different applications:
=== 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.
=== Games ===
We offer couple of games such as:
* Bub’s Brothers
* Secret Maryo Chronicles
* UFO: Alien Invasion
* Wörms of Prey, xrick
* and lot others !
=== Emulators ===
We offer emulators for most retro platform:
* VICE for Commodore 64 and other vintage Commodore 8 bit computers
* E-UAE for Amiga
* Nestopia and 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
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 http://lists.rpmfusion.org or meet us in the
#rpmfusion channel on freenode.
==== Do you find problems? ====
Fill bugs at https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/
=== A note for Livna 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
== Final notes ==
Thanks for you interest in RPM Fusion.
Upgrading from Livna or FreshRPMs:
If you have already installed Livna (livna-release package) and FreshRPMs (freshrpms-release package) or just one of them, you will get RPM Fusion free and nonfree repositories enabled automatically.
Installing RPM Fusion for Fedora 9
- If you want to enable access via yum to the free repository, just type the following command:
rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
- If you want to enable access to the nonfree repository too, you also need to type this command:
rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
Installing RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 beta:
- If you installed a Fedora Beta or you use Rawhide then use the following command to enable RPM Fusion free for rawhide:
rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm
- And also this one if you want to use non-free too:
rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm