Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Fedora 8 additional repository

If you are using fedora linux, here are a few additional repositories that you might want to install in addition to the official repository and the installation instruction.

  1. Livna rpm
    • Download the installer from here
    • Install the repository
      • rpm -Uvh livna-release-8.rpm
  2. freshrpms
    • Download the installer from here
    • Install the repository
      • rpm -Uvh freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm
  3. atrpms
    • Import the atrpms signing key
      • rpm --import http://ATrpms.net/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms
    • Create atrpms.conf in /etc/yum.repos.d/
      • touch /etc/yum.repos.d/atrpms.conf
    • Add the below lines to the atrpms.conf file
      • [atrpms]
        name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - ATrpms
You can start using yum to install any software and yum will pick source from these new repositories straight away.


Anonymous said...


nice, I wanted additional repositories but couldn't find anyone as good as those.

Just a tip: you can install the rpm with just a command (instead of one to download and other to install them)

for instance:
rpm -Uvh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/fedora/linux/8/freshrpms-release/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm


blackorga said...

Yeah, that is also a very easy way to do it rather than download it first. Thanx

Anonymous said...

Hi! It's very good to have a page like this! If just anybody would keep a page with several places where one can get repo's. Like for example I found adobe-release just accidentally.

Anonymous said...

in Fedora 10 use "touch /etc/yum.repos.d/atrpms.repo" if with "yum repolist" doesn't appear any atrpms repo file.

All repos in FC10 are managed as name.repo

kind regards

Anonymous said...

I have a FC10 and want to change KDE4 for KDE from FC8.
Do you know how to do that