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How to Install RPM Fusion

December 9, 2015 | Article | No Comments

RPM Fusion is a service which provides software that the Fedora Project or Red Hat doesn’t want to ship. Like any RPM package, you can install package on RPM Fusion using yum and PackageKit. RPM Fusion is a merger of Dribble, Freshrpms, and Livna which has goal to simplify end-user experience by grouping as much add-on software as possible in single location.

Specifically, RPM Fusion offers various free or non-free add-on packages. These packages are not shipped by Fedora and Red Hat because they do not meet the software requirement.

Installing RPM Fusion is not difficult. Here in this article we will discuss it.

In this article, we will use Fedora 15 as example machine.


RPM Fusion maintains two separate repositories for free and non-free packages. You can selectively enable either or both repositories as you want.

In order to enable the free repository of RPM Fusion, do:

sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

To enable the non-free repository of RPM fusion

sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm


To verify that RPM Fusion repository has been set up successfully, run the following command to list all available repositories on your system.

yum repolist | grep rpmfusion

If you have enabled the RPM Fusion, an entry should appears

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