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Third and last step of the transition from Livna to RPM Fusion begins: Enabling RPM Fusion for all livna users!


As you'll likely have heard by now: RPM Fusion (http://rpmfusion.org),
the merger of Dribble, Freshrpms and Livna was finally launched today. See
for details. All Livna users will be migrated automatically to RPM Fusion from now on.

The process works like this: I added the rpmfusion-release packages for
RPM Fusion's free and nonfree repos to the livna repo for F8 and F9;
a updated livna-release packages in the livna repos for F8 and F9 tracks those two rpmfusion-release packages into your system with a RPM dependency. That way all users that installed livna properly (e.g. by installing the livna-release package) will now get RPM Fusion enabled automatically.

Note, all of Livna's packages that still have a maintainer that takes care of the package have been imported and built for RPM Fusion -- there is just one one major exception: RPM Fusion chose to not ship one package that is used when you play DVD, as that library is a bit more complicated then all the others software in Livna/RPM Fusion. So you should leave livna repos enabled if you still want that package; Livna (or maybe some other repo that does not exist yet) will continue to ship that package for the foreseeable future.

If you want to enable RPM Fusion on new installs use this command:

rpm -ivh \
http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm \

Please note that you need different release rpms if you use rawhide or Fedora alpha/beta/preview releases:

rpm -ivh \
http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm \

RPM Fusion's Bugtracker (please report all issues here and not on the
mailing lists!): http://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/

Mailing lists for RPM Fusion users:

Please spread the news! tia!


P.S.: Some people will wonder why the nvidia drivers 177.80 are not yet in the RPM Fusion repos for F8 and F9. The reason is dead simple: Nvidia dropped support for the GeForce 5 series in the 177 driver series. Hence if we'd ship the drivers as regular update then we'd break the setup for all users that currently use the livna drivers together with a GeForce 5. A solution is in the works, but not yet finished.

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