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How do I get all the latest stuff for Fedora using yum?

This page lists the yum repository settings (configuration files) for my current Fedora 19 installs (x86_64 boxes). It assumes you already have yum installed.

Please send updates/corrections to repos@xades.com. Last updated: 2013-10-21.

Contents: Yum setup - rpmfusion - Google - Skype - DVDCSS - General help

Basic yum setup

In the old days you used to have to set up yum basics like GPG keys and such. You don't have to do this any more.

However you can get some nice features by doing

yum -y install yum-plugin-*

RPM Fusion setup

RPM Fusion provides rpms that Fedora / RedHat don't want to ship. Figure the rest out for yourself.

Install like this:

yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

Then try installing some software that's not in the default Fedora repos. Like vlc.

I personally keep the rpmfusion repos disabled in case I need them explicitly:

sudo sed -i -e 's/enabled=1/enabled=0/' /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmfusion*.repo

Google yum repo

Developers may be interested in the Google yum repo:

cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo <<EOF


Skype does have a yum repo, but it's out of date; it only have version 2.1 of the Skype linux client, and a later version is out.

You may want to reconsider using Skype due to privacy issues.


And if you want to read encrypted DVDs:

rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/repo/19/x86_64/libdvdcss-1.2.10-1.x86_64.rpm

You can also add the livna.org repo (though it only provides libdvdcss* repos):

rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release.rpm

I appreciate updates/corrections to this section sent to repos@xades.com.

What does all this stuff mean?

Yum is a package dependency mangement tool that can help you stay up to date with the latest published Fedora software.

To learn more about Fedora, refer to The main Fedora web page.

Some people may have issues because they don't have the right GPG key -- if you see yum complaining about "bad GPG key", import the right ones with these commands:

rpm --import /usr/share/doc/fedora-release-*/*GPG-KEY*
rpm --import http://rpm.livna.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY
This is mainly an issue if you are upgrading to Fedora from one of the Fedora test releases.


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