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Old 06-11-2007, 10:12 AM   #1
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Adding repositories to Yum? Mandrake migrant needs help.

Hi, I am somewhat new to Linux in general. I used to use Mandriva, it had a cool little thing called urpmi to manage its packages.

I didn't use this program until one day I figured out that you could expand its catalog of searchable programs by going to this website: and adding a few lines of code in the terminal, i.e.:

urpmi.addmedia main with media_info/

Basically, it adds more software to the package manager's catalog beyond the few programs that are included on the installation CD.

Now I am using Fedora because some software incompatibility issues, and I would like to know how to do the same thing to Fedora's package manager "yum". Is this possible?

Thanks a bunch,

Old 06-11-2007, 10:17 AM   #2
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You can go to a repository such as livna, then download and install the release rpm for your version of Fedora Core. Another method is to copy .repo files from a packagers website and place them in /etc/yum.repos.d.


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