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How do Fedora Repos work?

asked 2011-11-10 11:31:58 -0600

tzicatl gravatar image

updated 2011-11-10 11:35:02 -0600

Hello. I've been using Fedora for quite a few months now. Before that, I was a Debian/Ubuntu user. I'm trying to understand how repositories work in Fedora.

In a recently installed F16 I have 2 repos listed:

  • Fedora 16 - i386
  • Fedora 16 Updates - i386

Is there such thing like Debian's Contrib or Non-free repos in Fedora?

If somebody installs something from a third party repo like rpmfusion, will the rpmfusion packages override those from Fedora official repos?

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answered 2011-11-10 11:39:45 -0600

lineak gravatar image

updated 2011-11-10 11:43:06 -0600

There aren't any non-free repos, so you have to use 3rd party repos like rpmfusion. YOu will maybe expire problems when you mix several 3rd party repos but if you only use the official Fedora repos and eg rpmfusion, you shouldn't have any troubles.

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answered 2011-11-10 21:11:45 -0600

Jackie gravatar image

you should install rpmfusion repo from you can install mp3/video decode plugin(gstrearmer-plugins-bad...) and other 3rd party packages after that.

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