Announcing rpmfusion

Michel Salim michel.sylvan at
Tue Sep 11 21:15:36 UTC 2007

On 11/09/2007, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at> wrote:
> Michel Salim wrote:
> > On 11/09/2007, Hans de Goede <j.w.r.degoede at> wrote:
> >> The Dribble, Freshrpms and Livna teams, already joined by some Fedora
> >> contributors, are proud to announce the RPM Fusion project.
> >>
> >> RPM Fusion aims to bring together many packagers from various 3rd party repos
> >> and build a single add-on repository for Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
> >>
> > Nice -- so this is like the old RPMforge, but with a unified packaging
> > policy (rather than a confederation of repositories)?
> But the reason you need additional 3rd party repositories in the first
> place is when the unified one has a policy that prohibits certain
> packages from being there.  Will that still be the case?
I meant that RPMforge is a collection of third-party repos, while RPM
Fusion will actually be a single repository.

I do not mean 'unified' as in "merged with Fedora", I meant unified as
in "one packaging policy for all the merged repos". Sorry if it's not
clear from context.


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