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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

How do I get all the latest stuff for Fedora using yum? - Fedora Yum Repositories list

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How do I get all the latest stuff for Fedora using yum?

This page lists the yum repository settings (configuration files) for my current Fedora 12 (Constantine) installs (x86_64 boxes). It assumes you already have yum installed.

I don't recommend one use apt or up2date for Fedora any more. If you're looking for my old FC3 page for some reason, I've renamed it.

Please send updates/corrections to Last updated: $Date: 2010/01/31 01:39:43 $.

Contents: Yum setup - General help

The yum repositories

Yum is shipped with Fedora, so you will probably be using this by default.

curl "" | rpm --import --verbose - rpm -ivh rpm -ivh  

Then try installing some software that's not in the default Fedora repos. Like vlc.

In addition to one/both of those two, you may want Google & Skype:

cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo < /etc/yum.repos.d/skype.repo <

And if you want to read encrypted DVDs:

rpm -ivh 

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What does all this stuff mean?

Yum is a package dependency mangement tool that can help you stay up to date with the latest published Fedora software. You can learn more about yum at Yum's site. Apt is another package manager. You can learn more about apt for RPM-based systems at

To learn more about Fedora, refer to The main Fedora web page.

Some people may have issues because they don't have the right GPG key -- if you see yum or up2date complaining about "bad GPG key", import the right ones with these commands:

rpm --import /usr/share/doc/fedora-release-*/*GPG-KEY* rpm --import rpm --import 
This is mainly an issue if you are upgrading to Fedora from one of the Fedora test releases.


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