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Second steps of the transition from Livna to RPM Fusion begins: Enabling RPM Fusion for users of livna-testing!


Find below a cut'n'pasted and slightly enhanced version of a post from
my blog FYI:

As you'll likely have heard by now: RPM Fusion ( http://rpmfusion.org ),
the merger of Dribble, Freshrpms and Livna gets closer to its official
release/start. Most of the packages from Livna have been imported and
build for RPM Fusion already, hence we now begin to slowly enable RPM Fusion for users of Livna by activating the RPM Fusion free and
nonfree repos for users of livna's F8 and F9 testing repos *now*.

The process works like this: I added the rpmfusion-release packages for RPM Fusion's free and nonfree repos to the livna repo for F8 and F9; afterwards I built new livna-release for F8 and F9 that is available in livna-testing for F8 and F9 now; those two livna-release packages track the two rpmfusion-release packages in with a hard dep. That way all users that installed livna properly (e.g. by installing the livna-release package) and enabled the testing repos will now get RPM Fusion enabled automatically.

Note, nearly all of livna's packages have been imported and build for RPM Fusion, but a few are still missing. So you should leave livna repos enabled for now if you want everything. Once all the packages have a new home we'll let the rpmfusion-nonfree-release package obsolete livna-release.

The plan is to move regular livna users of F8 and F9 over to RPM Fusion with the same trick sooner or later. But some things in RPM Fusion still need to get brought in shape before we start considering that. But if you want you can already help by using and testing RPM Fusion for F8 and F9 by running this command:

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

It's even easier now if you already have livna enabled already:

yum install rpmfusion-free-release rpmfusion-nonfree-release

RPM Fusion's Bugtracker (please report all issues here and not on the
mailing lists!):

Mailing lists for RPM Fusion users (includes users of the devel branch)

Please spread the news! tia!


P.S.: Just a reminder while at it: Some of you might have noticed already, the livna mailing lists (like freeworld{,-graphics} livna org) are dead since a few weeks; the hard disk in Anvil's mailman host died afaik (I don't know more details; sorry). But Livna will be superseded by RPM Fusion soon anyway, so simply use the those lists from rpmfusion from now on. They should serve well for the remaining time, as all the livna contributors should be subscribed there as well. Sorry for the trouble.

P.P.S.: Sorry for crossposting this to five lists, but it seemed the right thing to do for this announcement...

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