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Finally got Fedora 8 working on my laptop now, so that's cool :)

 

Just wondering, what repos are available now? I see that freshrpms stopped at Fedora 7 - probably because of linking in with rpmforge. So, livna seems to be the only one covering Fedora 8 now, and I don't see any mention of Fedora 8 in rpmforge.

 

What's everyone else using? (all you Fedora users out there).

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Livna, ATrpms and Freshrpms should be available although you might not need any other repo than Livna now.

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I checked freshrpms, but:

 

http://freshrpms.net/

 

here it lists only for Fedora 7. Unless that's not important? :unsure:

 

Probably I'll just add the livna for now. I have a feeling that freshrpms will stop soon because it will be a part of rpmforge along with dag's and dries rpms as well.

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I would go for livna, I have had no problems with it yet. Looking at the freshrpms mailing lists, it appears that the packages are there, but have not been announced. As far as I can remember, the rpm providing the yum config for the repo is release independent, so it will automatically pick the F8 repo if you are using F8.

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OK. I'm using livna now since I couldn't find anything else, and heard that atrpms was a little unstable and could cause problems. I used to use freshrpms before, and removed livna because the two together were giving me a headache and dependency problem when it was trying to install packages from both repos :)

 

Livna will do, but I hear from the Fedora Forum that there will be a merger of repos for Fedora 9 - we shall see.

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Livna will do, but I hear from the Fedora Forum that there will be a merger of repos for Fedora 9 - we shall see.

 

Yes, RPM Fusion, I reckon that it's a safe bet for Fedora 9, whether or not it's a good thing is yet to be seen :unsure:

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Switched to freshrpms as livna didn't have a package I wanted. The link on freshrpms page is for Fedora 7 for installing the package, but you can get it for version 8 by modifying the url. I did it like this:

 

rpm -Uvh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/fedora/linux/8/freshrpms-release/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm

 

The original url I copied from the webpage was:

 

http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/fedora/linux/7/freshrpms-release/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm

 

However, I had to remove the livna packages I had installed first to stop dependency problems when I removed the livna repo before adding freshrpms:

 

rpm -e `rpm -qa | grep lvn`

 

parses the results from the rpm -qa with all lvn rpms which belong to livna and then removes them.

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Yes, livna and freshrpms will be merged into rpmfusion at some point, I use livna now on all my box's.

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