Archive for November, 2008

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Welcome RPM Fusion

If you have joined either Dribble, Livna or FreshRMPS repositories, you may have noticed that you’ve got the following updates:

  • rpmfusion-free-release-9-11.noarch
  • rpmfusion-nonfree-release-9-11.noarch

You may check it by using the following command:

rpm -q rpmfusion-free-release rpmfusion-nonfree-release

RPM Fusion is a combination of the three repositories mentioned above. Their basic principles are to provide packages which are not allowed in Fedora. Those are the ones with license and patent issues, but still the free to use. Also there are some kernel modules too.

What makes the repository more appealing to the person having multiple Fedoras to be updated, is they do not provide upgrades to the existing Fedora packages. Therefore, there shouldn’t be any package conflicts.

So, the Livna, FreshRPMS and Driblle became obsolete, and you may remove those:

rpm --erase livna-release freshrpms-release dribble-release