Announcing rpmfusion

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Tue Sep 11 19:54:40 UTC 2007

Jaroslaw Gorny <jaroslav <at>> writes:
> Simple kde player included in kdemultimedia-extras (noatun) won't handle mp3 
> without rebuild.

This is not true. Noatun from the default Fedora package can play MP3s here. I 
think akode-extras and/or kdemultimedia-extras-nonfree (both from Livna) is the 
magic package here.

> K3b is in distro too. Although I have libmad installed (freshrpms), k3b 
> complains that no support for mp3 decoding can be found. So I guess, k3b 
> should be rebuilt with libmad-devel in order to use this feature.

You need k3b-extras-nonfree from Livna.

> We provide foo-lib. There's some package that can be rebuilt with foo-lib and 
> gain some extra features, but we don't do this.
> Is it really the best solution?

That's what plugins are for.

In other cases, there may be other solutions, for example library 
overrides. This is what freetype-freeworld (approved for Livna, waiting on 
account creation) is doing for libfreetype, the proprietary graphics card 
drivers for libGL etc. There's even a package within Fedora doing that, though 
of course not for legal reasons (ATLAS, which replaces the unoptimized 
reference implementations of BLAS and LAPACK that way).

And then there's always the solution to have a new package like 
audacity-nonfree which Conflicts: audacity. But if a plugin package can be 
provided instead, that's much preferred.

        Kevin Kofler

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