How To Install RPM Fusion on AlmaLinux 8

Install RPM Fusion on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install RPM Fusion on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, RPMFusion is a massive third-party software source for Fedora Linux. RPM Fusion is not a standalone repository but an extension of Fedora’s default packages that could not be included due to Fedora being bound by the same legal restrictions as Red Hat. 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.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of RPM Fusion on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, and Rocky Linux distributions.

Install RPM Fusion on AlmaLinux 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing RPM Fusion on AlmaLinux 8.

Now we add RPM Fusion Repository using the following command below:

sudo dnf install rpmfusion-free-release
sudo dnf install rpmfusion-nonfree-release

Once RPM Fusion repositories have been installed. You can verify if the repositories are added using the following command:

dnf repolist

If RPM is installed you should see a message like the below:

repo id                                                                    repo name
fedora                                                                     Fedora 34 - x86_64
fedora-cisco-openh264                                                      Fedora 34 openh264 (From Cisco) - x86_64
fedora-modular                                                             Fedora Modular 34 - x86_64
rpmfusion-free                                                             RPM Fusion for Fedora 34 - Free
rpmfusion-free-updates                                                     RPM Fusion for Fedora 34 - Free - Updates
rpmfusion-nonfree                                                          RPM Fusion for Fedora 34 - Nonfree
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates                                                  RPM Fusion for Fedora 34 - Nonfree - Updates
updates                                                                    Fedora 34 - x86_64 - Updates
updates-modular                                                            Fedora Modular 34 - x86_64 - Updates

If you want to know what are the packages available to install via the RPM Fusion repository for your Linux system, simply list them using this command below:

### For Free packages ###
dnf repository-packages rpmfusion-free-updates list

### For non-free ones ###
dnf repository-packages rpmfusion-nonfree-updates list

To install any package simply use the DNF and the package name available in the RPM Fusion. For example:

sudo dnf install discord

Congratulations! You have successfully installed RPM Fusion. Thanks for using this tutorial to enable RPM Fusion on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official RPM Fusion website.

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