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.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8, CentOS, and Rocky Linux 8.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
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:
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.