RPM Fusion free and nonfree repositories for Fedora 11 (Leonidas) now available

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Tue Jun 9 13:20:12 UTC 2009

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The RPM Fusion team is proud to announce the public availability of our
''free'' and ''nonfree'' package repositories for Fedora 11 (Leonidas).
The repositories contain multimedia applications, kernel drivers, games
and other software the Fedora Project doesn't want to ship for various

RPM Fusion repositories give Fedora 11 the ability to play all kinds of
audio and video formats -- including, but not limited to MP3s or video
files in MPEG or Xvid formats.

You can browse the repository contents for the i386 architecture via
these URLs (x86-64, ppc and ppc64 are supported as well):


To make RPM Fusion repositories available on a freshly installed Fedora
11 system run the following command:

su -c 'rpm -ivh \
(Reminder: You need to cut'n'paste all three lines)

More details and a GUI based way how to configure and use RPM Fusion can
be found in our wiki at http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

You can also enable RPM Fusion while installing Fedora 11 -- details and
some screenshots that should give you an idea how everything works can
be found at http://rpmfusion.org/EnablingRpmFusionDuringFedoraInstall

Please note that the graphics drivers from AMD are not available in
the repositories right now as they are not compatible with the Kernel
from Fedora 11. Note that the Nvidia drivers are available via the
updates-repos only.

There is still a lot of room for a whole lot of improvements in RPM
Fusion. If you want to help then join us! Our mailing lists can be found
at http://lists.rpmfusion.org/mailman/listinfo

Thanks for you interest in RPM Fusion.

~    The RPM Fusion Team (http://rpmfusion.org)

== More details ==

=== Reminder for the folks that plan to yum-update to Fedora 11 ===

If you have RPM Fusion packages installed on your system already and
plan to live-update to Fedora 11 using yum then please leave the RPM
Fusion repositories enabled for the big "yum update" run. Only then
you'll get all the updated packages from RPM Fusion as well, which is
important, as their dependencies get fulfilled by the Fedora 11
packages. That's not the case for the old packages that are on your
system right now -- those in fact have dependencies on the older Fedora
bits you are about to update, which will lead to a lot of trouble.

Please note that we use a different key to sign packages in the repos
for Fedora 11. Installing the latest rpmfusion-free-release
rpmfusion-nonfree-release packages from the updates-repos before doing
the big update run should make things "just work".

=== Examples to get the most important bits from RPM Fusion ===

Once you installed the release rpm you can install software using the
graphical software installation tools which are part of Fedora. As
root-user you can also use yum on a command line to install packages;
for example:

~  * GNOME: PackageKit will normally install all codecs on demand for
apps that use gstreamer as backend; if you want to get them manually run
this command as root:
# yum install gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad\

~  * KDE: xine-lib is used as default backend for apps that use phonon;
to make it able to play more audio and video formats run
# yum install xine-lib-extras-freeworld

~ * if you want to use mplayer, run one ofthe following commands
# yum install mplayer-gui
# yum install gnome-mplayer

~ * if you prefer VLC, run
# yum install vlc

~ * want to PGP sign or encrypt your mails using thunderbird? Then run:
# yum install thunderbird-enigmail

=== PAE Remider ===

Fedora 11 installs a PAE-Kernel on most modern
x86-32(i386/ix86)-Systems. If that's the case on your system then you
need to use command like "yum install kmod-PAE-nvidia" (note the "-PAE"
in the middle!) to get the kmods that match the kernel from Fedora. More
details can be found in this blog post:

=== Problems? ===

Let us know via http://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/

=== Need support? ===

Many people in #fedora and #rpmfusion on freenode as well as subscribers
on rpmfusion-users at lists.rpmfusion.org know how to help.

=== Developer contact ===

Meet us in #rpmfusion on freenode or join the mailing list at

=== EOF ===

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