This page lists many third party repositories available for Fedora. It can be useful to track previous packaging attempts or to ask 3rd party maintainers to join RPM Fusion.
The following repositories are known to work well with RPM Fusion.
Drivers, updates, OpenManage applications, as well as community-supported software.
- Dropbox packages for Fedora (dropbox repository is obsolete as packages are now provided by rpmfusion).
- Proprietary software like picasa or google earth.
Contact: Google Linux Repositories Help group.
- OpenNMS is an enterprise grade network management platform.
- PostgreSQL related RPMs for Fedora / Red Hat / CentOS, like pgAdmin, Slony-I, PostGIS, etc.
- A general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware.
- Software related to TI calculators.
Contact: Kevin Kofler <kevin DOT kofler AT chello DOT at>
- A sub-project that prepares and maintains 100% Free RPMs that track Fedora's non-Free kernels.
- Java software packages for Linux.
Contact: JPackage Mailing Lists
- Unofficial core and 3rd-party KDE RPM packages.
Contact: Rex Dieter <rdieter AT fedoraproject DOT org>
- A collection of rpms to transform Fedora into an audio workstation with a low-latency kernel, current ALSA audio drivers and a nice set of music, midi, audio and video applications.
- Additional packages aimed at Russian users. Repository structure is similar to the one used by RPM Fusion (free, nonfree, fixes).
Contact: Russian Fedora Forums
- Packages yet to be submitted for Fedora or RPMFusion, experimental stuff and backports from Rawhide to stable versions.
Contact: Dan Horák <dan AT danny DOT cz>
- Mainly development tools, mathematics and audio software.
Contact: Gerard Milmeister <gemi AT bluewin DOT ch>
- Experimental Repository for testing Fedora and/or RPM Fusion packages
Contact: Nicolas Chauvet <kwizart AT gmail DOT com>
- Unofficial Chromium web browser packages for Fedora.
Contact: Tom 'spot' Callaway <tcallawa AT redhat DOT com >
- Unofficial Opera web browser packages for Fedora.
Contact: Matthias Summer <webmaster AT beduine DOT de>
- Mainly mysql, php and thunderbird related packages.
Contact: Remi Collet <rpms AT famillecollet DOT com>
The following repositories are known not to work well with RPM Fusion or their compatibility is unknown.
Mixing different RPM repositories that were not designed to be mixed can easily lead to problems. Use these repositories at you own risk if you have RPM Fusion enabled!
- An accelerated web mail interface with a C++ middleware layer that is more effective than an IMAP proxy which is a highly scalable (10k+ users).
- The original focus laid upon software used in natural sciences, especially in the field of high energy physics, e.g. tools for numerical programming or such for scientific publications. But since then this repository has included many non-scientific software titles, like system tools or multimedia packages, resulting in a far more generic repository.
Contact: ATrpms Mailing Lists
Contact: Paul Howarth <paul AT city-fan DOT org>
Contact: Matteo Corti <matteo.corti AT id DOT ethz DOT ch>
Contact: Fabrice Bellet <fabrice AT bellet DOT info>
- An easily extensible program, which allows access to the most varied resources through the POP3 protocol.
Contact: Francesco Laurita <francesco AT francesco-laurita DOT info>
Contact: Peter Hanecak <hany AT hany DOT sk>
Contact: Adam Miller <amiller AT gravity DOT phys DOT uwm DOT edu>
Contact: Levente Farkas <lfarkas AT lfarkas DOT org>
- Midgard CMS packages.
Contact: Forums and mailing lists
- Software for macromolecular crystallography (for RHEL 4).
Contact: Morten Kjeldgaard <mok AT bioxray DOT dk>
Contact: Simone Caronni <negativo17 AT gmail.com>
Contact: Ismael Olea <ismael AT olea DOT org>
- AFS is a distributed filesystem product
Contact: Paulo Roma <roma AT lcg DOT ufrj DOT br>
- Some "Old School" software that seems to have fallen out of mainstream popularity as well as E17
Contact: Gregory R. Kriehn <gkriehn AT csufresno DOT edu> Notes: The repos webpage answers the "What about Enlightenment being integrated into the Fedora Repository?" question.
- Packages for RHEL-based distributions following Fedora Packaging Guidelines (site in Russian). Many are rebuilt from Fedora and RPM Fusion.
- A merge of Dag, Dries and Fabian Arrotin repositories.
Contact: RPM Forge Mailing Lists
Contact: Sebastian Vahl <fedora AT deadbabylon DOT de>
Contact: Douglas E. Warner <silfreed AT silfreed DOT net>
- Linux equivalent of Windows' hibernate functionality.
Contact: Matthias Hensler <matthias AT mhensler DOT de>
Contact: Pavlo Rudyi <paulcarroty AT riseup.net>
- Replace teTeX with TeXLive.
The following repositories are no longer updated to the currently maintained Fedora versions.
Contact: Christophe Polyte <drpixel AT laposte DOT net>
- Xserver that uses OpenGL.
Contact: Alphonse Van Assche <alcapcom AT gmail DOT com>
- Open source groupware server.
Contact: Xavier Lamien <lxtnow AT gmail DOT com>
- This contains a number of packages for Fedora Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS. They were mostly server-oriented (initially being built primarily for personal use) but may be of general use nowadays.
Contact: Michael Fleming <web AT thatfleminggent DOT com>; Michael Fleming <mfleming+rpm AT enlartenment DOT com>
Enabling other Third-Party Repositories
RPM Fusion is specifically designed to work with Fedora only. Mixing with other third-party RPM repositories can very easily lead to problems. Enable them at you own risk!
In this case, you should seriously consider using the priorities yum plugin to enforce ordered protection of repositories. Packages installed from repositories with a higher priority will never be upgraded with packages from repositories with a lower priority. The priorities are also in effect when a new package is installed - if a package is in more than one repository, it will be installed from the repository with the highest priority.
To install the priorities plugin, use the following command:
yum install yum-priorities
To enable this plugin, make sure that you have plugins=1 in /etc/yum.conf and verify that the /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/priorities.conf file has the following content:
If you want the plugin to protect high-priority repositories against obsoletes in low-priority repositories, enable the check_obsoletes boolean:
You can add priorities to repositories by adding the line:
to a repository entry, where N is an integer number from 1 to 99. The default priority for repositories is 99. The repositories with the lowest number have the highest priority.
You should give a very high priority to Fedora and RPM Fusion repositories.