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Old 01-28-2009, 09:59 AM   #1
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Switching repositories

How bad would it be to switch repositories? I have been using freshrpms for a while, but I see rpmfusion has newer version of several packages I use frequently. Can I remove the freshrpms repository, add the rpmfusion repository, and then do a yum update? Or what that just all hell to break loss?
Old 01-28-2009, 12:55 PM   #2
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You can add rpmfusion repo without a problem.For Fedora 8,9 or 10 like this;
su -c 'rpm -Uvh'
Freshrpms,Livna and Dribble are now merged together into rpmfusion,so you should remove Freshrpms.
To completely remove access to a repository:
  1. Delete the relevant file from /etc/yum.repos.d
  2. Delete the cache directory from /var/cache/yum

Protect your repository so you do not break your Fedora installation;
su -c 'yum -y install yum-protectbase'
su -c 'perl -i -pe "s/(\[.*\])/\1\nprotect=yes/" /etc/yum.repos.d/{fedora*,rpmfusion*}'

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