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Fedora 28 KDE RPM sphere?

asked 2018-09-10 12:18:50 -0500

heliosstyx gravatar image

How secure is RPM sphere for Fedora 28 and how can I install it? Will programs installed from RPM sphere automatically be updated through dnfdragora and dnf? How high is the risc using RPM sphere programs to break Fedora 28? Please explain. Thank you.

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Let's not close questions that have been answered. The way this forum wants it is that you mark the correct answer by using the tick mark below the up/down vote buttons. (I know, it is extremely confusing that the askbot software offers this as a reason to close a question). I'll re-open the question again.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-09-11 12:44:56 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-09-10 13:59:06 -0500

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Florian: Thank you. I am looking for PSensor package from RPM-sphere. I can find it only under Ubuntu, and so I got the idea to use RPM-sphere, because under the normal Fedora repos there is no entry for it.

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Hi, next time, please add this a comment to your questions or my answer (not as an answer). Cheers.

I don't know psensor - so I don't know if there is maybe an equivalent in Fedora's official repos. However, when I run dnf copr search psensor I get three matches. Maybe worth giving it a shot. Do you know how to enable a COPR repo? Is it more secure than rpm-sphere? I don't know.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-09-10 14:10:03 -0500 )edit

Here is a link on how to download psensor source code and build it:

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-09-10 14:14:48 -0500 )edit

Florian: I do not know how to enable copr. Please explain it to me.

heliosstyx gravatar imageheliosstyx ( 2018-09-10 14:30:10 -0500 )edit

sudo dnf copr enable user/project. user/project is what you get from your search (dnf copr search psensor). However, in this case, I took a quick look at the copr and it looks like the builds are all for older Fedora releases (they still may work). Also, check the COPR documentation

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-09-11 09:29:26 -0500 )edit

Thank you very much, Florian. It is a great help for me, so I have learned very much about repositories.

heliosstyx gravatar imageheliosstyx ( 2018-09-11 11:52:28 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-09-10 13:49:07 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2018-09-14 14:57:29 -0500

If you just download the .rpm file of a package and install it using dnf it won't be updated (dnf can't know that there there may be a new version of that package out there).

If you add a third party software repository (for example:, then dnf will read the index of that repository and update packages as they become available.

Let's turn the question around, what package from rpm-sphere are you looking for?

Is it safe? Maybe. How authored the software? Have they been reviewed? Are the packages signed? One would need to know stuff like that before even guessing if they are may pose a risk.

EDIT: So, this package would setup rpm-sphere as repo: if you then use dnf to install a package from there, it would get updated. (I wouldn't trust it - but that's just a personal, uninformed opinion).


there is a package ksensors, which is a KDE frontend to lm_sensors. You should give that a try!

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