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How to enable RPM Fusion repositories on Fedora?

I have used Fedora many times in the last decade, and currently, it is my main distro. Today’s article will not be about my reasons for choosing Fedora as my main OS or about its features, perhaps we will write about it in another article, as we will dedicate it to talking about RPM Fusion repositories and how to install them on Fedora, but hey, what is RPM Fusion? And why do you need to install it on Fedora?

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What is RPM Fusion? Necessity is the mother of invention

For legal reasons, the number of software is very limited in Fedora repositories compared, for example, with Ubuntu repositories, especially regarding proprietary or third-party software. This need prompted the birth of many third-party repositories, most notably Livna, Dribble, and Freshrpms, which later united to form the largest third-party repository for Fedora RPM-Fusion.
According to wikipedia, "RPM Fusion is a software repository, providing add-on packages for the Fedora distribution of the Linux computer operating system. It was born as a merge of the older repositories Livna, Dribble and Freshrpms. They distributed software that Fedora will not, either because it does not meet Fedora's definition of free software, or because distribution of that software may violate US law."

How to add RPM Fusion repositories to Fedora? 

You can add RPM Fusion repositories either using a single command line or through the Software Center. I prefer the first method, but this will not prohibit me from clarifying the graphical setup.
  • Command Line Setup
  1. Open a terminal window;
  2. Copy & paste the following command line then hit Enter;
sudo dnf install https://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm{codeBox}
  1. Type your password & hit Enter again;
  2. Confirm the installation by pressing "Y" and then Enter;
  3. Congratulations, you did it, Linuxer!
  • Graphical Setup

  1. Visit RPM Fusion website;
  1. Download the appropriate RPM files (free & nonfree);
  2. Open the download directory and double click on the RPM files;
  3. Hit the install button on the opened software center window;
  4. That is all.
📣 Do you think RPM fusion repositories are essential for Fedora? Or are there better alternatives? Tell us in the comment.

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Djalel Oukid

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