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

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at
Sat Oct 25 15:04:44 UTC 2008


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 ( ),
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 \
> \

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} 
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 But Livna will be superseded 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 

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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