Install RPM Fusion Repository On RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux 6.x, 5.x And Fedora 14 To 20

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Like EPEL, REMI repository, RPM Fusion repository provides packages that Fedora or Red Hat doesn’t want to ship with official repositories. In this handy tutorial, let us see how to add RPM Fusion repository both on RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 6.x and 5.x versions. Here x refers the version numbers i.e 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 etc.

Please be mindful that you have to enable EPEL repository, before installing RPM Fusion repository.

Install RPM Fusion Repository On Fedora 14 and later

Run the following commands to install both free and non-free RPM Fusion repositories on Fedora 14/15/16/17/18/19/20 systems. This will applicable for both 32 bit and 64 bit distributions.

$ sudo rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm 
$ sudo rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

Install RPM Fusion Repository On RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 5

Run the following commands to install both free and non-free RPM Fusion repositories on RHEL 5.x based systems. This will applicable for both 32 bit and 64 bit distributions.

# rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/updates/5/i386/rpmfusion-free-release-5-1.noarch.rpm
# rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/updates/5/i386/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-5-1.noarch.rpm

Install RPM Fusion Repository On RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 6

Run the following commands to install both free and non-free RPM Fusion repositories on RHEL 6.x based systems. This will applicable for both 32 bit and 64 bit distributions.

# rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/updates/6/i386/rpmfusion-free-release-6-1.noarch.rpm
# rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/updates/6/i386/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-6-1.noarch.rpm

Update the Repositories

After installing the RPM Fusion repository packages, you have to update the repository lists using command:

# yum update

That’s it. RPM Fusion has been added and enabled in RHEL 5.x/6.x systems and Fedora 14/15/16/17/18/19/20.

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