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How To Install RPM Fusion on Fedora 38

Install RPM Fusion on Fedora 38

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install RPM Fusion on Fedora 38. For those of you who didn’t know, Fedora 38 relies on DNF (Dandified YUM) as its package manager, streamlining the process of installing, updating, and managing software. Central to this process are repositories, online databases that host software packages. While Fedora’s default repositories cover a substantial amount of software, there are instances where additional repositories, such as RPM Fusion, become essential to access a more extensive software collection. RPM Fusion stands as a vital resource for Fedora users, offering a diverse array of software packages that might not be included in the default Fedora repositories.

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 RPM Fusion on a Fedora 38.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 38.
  • Before proceeding with RPM Fusion installation, take a moment to assess your system. Ensure you have a backup and create a restore point, as adding new repositories can sometimes lead to unexpected conflicts. Moreover, verify that your Fedora 38 installation is up to date and compatible with RPM Fusion.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for RPM Fusion.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 Fedora 38

Step 1. Before we can install RPM Fusion on Fedora 38, it’s important to ensure that our system is up-to-date with the latest packages. This will ensure that we have access to the latest features and bug fixes and that we can install Redis without any issues:

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing RPM Fusion on Fedora 38.

Open your terminal and enter the following command to install the RPM Fusion repositories:

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

After the installation, validate the presence of the newly added repositories. Execute the following command:

sudo dnf repolist

This command provides an overview of the enabled repositories, including the RPM Fusion repositories.

Step 3. Example Command Line Interface for Installing a Package from RPM Fusion.

Suppose you wish to install the package “example-package” from RPM Fusion’s Free repository. Use the following command:

sudo dnf install example-package

Step 4. Troubleshooting and Tips.

If conflicts arise between RPM Fusion and other repositories, prioritize the repositories by adjusting the repository priorities. Refresh repository metadata  sudo dnf clean all followed by sudo dnf makecache to avoid outdated information. Address dependency issues by using sudo dnf install <package> to resolve missing dependencies.

Congratulations! You have successfully enabled RPM Fusion. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the RPM Fusion on your Fedora 38 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official RPM Fusion website.

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