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Add existing RPM to Fedora 24 repository?

asked 2016-11-22 17:26:06 -0500

I'm surprised a search turned up nothing, but: is it possible to add an existing RPM (that belongs to someone else, but is open source) to the Fedora 24 repository? I'm setting up a Fedora 24 machine and writing up my experience, and would like to use only "approved" packages without relying on or other external sources (including downloading and compiling software myself)

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answered 2016-11-22 19:54:34 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2016-11-22 19:58:39 -0500

You can go through this and become package maintainer.

Or you create a copr.

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I might be misunderstanding, but isn't an RPM already a package? I just want to add an existing RPM file to Fedora 24's main repository (or something other repository if necessary)

barrycarter gravatar imagebarrycarter ( 2016-11-22 22:45:43 -0500 )edit

Yes, an RPM is a package, but it still needs a mantainer in Fedora -- someone who will update it regularly, deal with bugs (users will report bugs to Fedora bugzilla, maintainer need to communicate with upstream and package new version with fixes or fix bugs related to Fedora/packaging) etc. It isn't possible to just take a package, put it in official repositories and hope it works.

vtrefny gravatar imagevtrefny ( 2016-11-23 01:15:12 -0500 )edit

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