Install RPM Fusion on Fedora 35 - Step by step guide ?

Install RPM Fusion on Fedora 35 - Step by step guide ?

The RPM Fusion software repo is a community-maintained software repo that provides additional packages for Fedora Linux which is not distributed by the official Fedora team. RPM Fusion's goal is to make the end-user experience as simple as possible by centralizing as much add-on software as feasible. The RPM Fusion repository comes in two variants, Free and Non-Free. The free repository contains a free version of the software that is open source and non-free, which have mostly almost all free software but are closed source and mainly proprietary.

Here at Fixwebnode, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Fedora Software Installation queries.

In this context, we shall look into how to install RPM Fusion on Fedora 35.

 

Steps to Install RPM Fusion on Fedora 35

1. Perform System Update

You need to update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date with the below commands:

$ sudo dnf upgrade
$ sudo dnf update
$ sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core

 

2. Install RPM Fusion on the system

Now, check whether you have RPM fusion installed. Open up a terminal and run the below command:

$ sudo dnf repolist | grep rpmfusion

If it is not installed, you may proceed with the next steps, Now we run the following command to enable the RPM Fusion repository for open-source software:

$ sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
$ sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

You will then be asked to verify that you want to install these repos. Once you approve it, the installation will be completed in a few seconds or minutes.

Next, Verify RPM Fusion installation:

$ sudo dnf repolist | grep rpmfusion

The output will look like this:

rpmfusion-free                 RPM Fusion for Fedora 35 - Free
rpmfusion-free-updates         RPM Fusion for Fedora 35 - Free - Updates
rpmfusion-nonfree              RPM Fusion for Fedora 35 - Nonfree
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates      RPM Fusion for Fedora 35 - Nonfree - Updates

 

How to Install Packages Using RPM Fusion Repo ?

Once successfully installed, For example, run the following command to install VLC player to your Fedora system:

$ sudo dnf install vlc-devel

 

How to Uninstall RPM Fusion Repo from your Fedora 35 operating system ?

To remove the repositories from your Fedora system is relatively easy. To remove repositories, you need to find the name and use the dnf remove command, but first, make sure to have the full name. This can be done using the following command:

$ rpm -qa 'rpmfusion*'

To remove the Free repository, run the command:

$ sudo dnf remove rpmfusion-free-release -y

To remove the Non-Free repository, run the command:

$ sudo dnf remove rpmfusion-nonfree-release -y

To remove the Free (Tainted) repository, run the command:

$ sudo dnf remove rpmfusion-free-release-tainted -y

To remove the Non-Free (Tainted) repository, run the command:

$ sudo dnf remove rpmfusion-nonfree-release-tainted -y

 

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Conclusion

This article covers how to install RPM Fusion on your Fedora 35 operating system. In fact, RPM Fusion is a repository of add-on packages for Fedora and EL+EPEL that a group of community volunteers maintains.

 

In this guide, you will learn how to install RPM Fusion on your Fedora 35 operating system. The RPM Fusion repository comes in two flavors, Free and Non-Free. The free repository contains a free version of the software that is open source and non-free, which have mostly almost all free software but are closed source and mainly proprietary.

 


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