Announcing rpmfusion

Casey Dahlin cjdahlin at
Wed Sep 12 18:10:30 UTC 2007

So if I install MP3 support, I get as dependancies the KDE mp3 plugins 
and an entire KDE multimedia subsystem, even though I don't use KDE?

This seems to fail to take into account what it is we want to support 
mp3s, and how we want to do it. On the one hand that seems like more 
info than the user cares about, but on the other hand, if you end up 
pulling two desktop environments along with your single codec for 
dependancies (I've seen a few fedora users who did not realize they had 
a full KDE install on their system because they installed a few QT-based 

Bill Crawford wrote:
> On 12/09/2007, Jima <jima at> wrote:
>>   Couldn't this be managed by rpmfusion using a comps file, and grouping
>> various packages with "DVD support," "MP3 support," or whatnot?  `yum
>> groupinstall "DVD Support"`...
> I think that's the best suggestion on how to balance packaging versus
> usability, so far ...
> >From the UI perspective, many users will indeed want to just say "give
> me support for playing MP3" or "I want to watch a DVD now".

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