In this tutorial, we will show you how to install RPM Fusion on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, RPM Fusion is a repository specifically for Fedora Linux. It is an amalgamation of the software repositories Livna, Freshrpms, and Dribble to bundle resources. 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 has mostly almost all free software but is 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 the step-by-step installation of the RPM Fusion on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
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 9
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf clean all sudo dnf update sudo dnf groupinstall "Development Tools"
Step 2. Enable EPEL Repository.
Run the following command below to enable the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository to your system:
sudo dnf install epel-release
Step 3. Installing RPM Fusion on AlmaLinux 9.
By default, RPM Fusion is not available on the AlmaLinux 9 base repository. Now run the following command to enable RPM Fusion Repo to your AlmaLinux system:
sudo dnf install rpmfusion-free-release sudo dnf install rpmfusion-nonfree-release
Check to see if the testing RPM fusions have been added:
sudo dnf repolist
Step 4. List all packages available in RPM Fusion.
If you want to know what are the packages available to install via the RPM Fusion repository for your Linux system, simply run the following command below:
sudo dnf repository-packages rpmfusion-free-updates list sudo dnf repository-packages rpmfusion-nonfree-updates list
Step 5. Installing packages using RPM Fusion repo.
To install any package simply use the DNF and the package name available in the RPM Fusion. For example:
sudo dnf install VirtualBox-server
Congratulations! You have successfully installed RPM Fusion. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the RPM Fusion on your AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official RPM Fusion website.