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TomOmega 05-25-2011 10:31 PM

Adding repositories to yum
I've googled, search Fedora yum and every where in between and I can't get a clear understanding on how to add repositories. I need a step by step instruction on how to do.....

I want to add,, and

I'm following the Bible step by step but it doesn't work.

macemoneta 05-26-2011 12:34 AM

Each site that offers repositories has step-by-step instructions. For example, rpmfusion lists them here. Adding multiple third party repositories can get you into trouble with conflicts.

Shahnawaz Uqaili 05-26-2011 01:05 AM

Hi TomOmega.

Macemoneta is right. Every repository has its own howto. you can google it and i know it's not difficult. Just a game of minutes.

John VV 05-26-2011 04:27 AM

see mjmwired's page

also you DO NOT WHAT TO MIX THESE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
",, and"
do not !!!!!!!!!!!!!

rpmfusion and rpmfusion-nonfree has almost EVERYTHING

and rpmforge has the rest ( warning use the "yum-protectbase" and "yum-priorities program )

16pide 05-26-2011 08:19 AM

go here for to get the free and non-free for your version of fedora.
you should be done in less than a minute.

Then I add because it lets me add support for viewing DVDs in vlc.

Oh, and I also install flash plugin by installing the adobe repository, and Google's repository to get chrome.
I just wish Skype came from a repository too, but since they update once every 2 years ... ;)

TomOmega 05-26-2011 10:34 PM

Thank you for your time and energy ............
macemoneta, Shahnawaz Uqaili, John VV, & 16pide

Thank you all for taking the time to explain and direct me in the right direction. I'm following the Fedora 14 2011 edition Bible. On page 154, configuring yum (/etc/yum.conf)


# This is the default, if you make this bigger yum won't see if the metadata
# is newer on the remote and so you'll "gain" the bandwidth of not having to
# download the new metadata and "pay" for it by yum not having correct
# information.
# It is esp. important, to have correct metadata, for distributions like
# Fedora which don't keep old packages around. If you don't like this checking
# interupting your command line usage, it's much better to have something
# manually check the metadata once an hour (yum-updatesd will do this).
# metadata_expire=90m

# PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
"yum.conf" 25L, 826C

I'm being instructed here ^^^ to insert the repos.and I got these repos as recommended by the Bible.


John VV 05-26-2011 11:48 PM

hi TomOmega
you might want to reed the fedora docs

the book is good - you will NOT need to buy a fedora15 ( 15 is out ) or fdora16 book in 6 months

use the book for learning the basics .Then the docs like the release notes and install and user guide for the everyday things .

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