Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Adding repositories to Fedora 5

While testing Fedora Core 5, FC5, on coLinux I added some repositories in search of TightVNC and other software. I added:
If we switch to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, RHEL, I will add Dag Wieers' repository. It is one of the few that supports RHEL releases. However, he does not have support for FC5. So, I added Dries' repository, since they interoperate.

To add freshrpms, download the configuration RPM:
and install it using
rpm -Uhv freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm
To add the Dries repository create an /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo file that contains
name=Extra Fedora rpms dries - $releasever - $basearch
Then import the GPG key for the repository:
rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY.dries.txt
The next time you access yum, it should update to include these repositories.

NB: There is some indication that the Extras ( repository may need to be disabled.

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