RPM Fusion free and nonfree repositories for Fedora 12 (Constantine) now available

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Tue Nov 17 13:57:01 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 12 (Constantine). The repositories contain multimedia applications, kernel drivers, games and other software the Fedora Project doesn't want to ship for various reasons.

RPM Fusion repositories give Fedora 12 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 ix86 (sometimes also called x86, i386, i686 or x86-32) architecture via these URLs 


Note that x86-64, ppc and ppc64 are supported by RPM Fusion as well.

To make RPM Fusion repositories available on a freshly installed Fedora 12 system run the following command:

su -c 'rpm -ivh \
 http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm \ 
(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 

You can also enable RPM Fusion while installing Fedora 12 -- details and some screenshots that should give you an idea how everything works can be found at

Please note that the graphics drivers from AMD are not available in the repositories right now as they are not compatible with the X-Server that is used in Fedora 12. Note that the Nvidia drivers are available via the updates-testing repos only at this time as they require some manual steps to make them work; see the howto for details:  

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

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 12 ===

If you have RPM Fusion packages installed on your system already and plan to live-update to Fedora 12 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 12 packages. That's not the case for the old packages that are on your system right now -- those in fact have dependencies on the packages from the Fedora release you are about to update, which will lead to a lot of trouble.

=== 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:

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

~ * 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

=== Problems? ===

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

=== Need support? ===

Many people in #fedora on freenode as well as subscribers on fedora-list [AT] redhat.com and rpmfusion-users-lists [AT] rpmfusion.org know how to help.

=== Developer contact ===

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

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