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How to add ATrpms repository to fedora ?

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A software repository is a collection of software’s. The software’s in this repository can be installed to a computer using package manager for example Advanced Packaging Tool (apt) in Ubuntu or yum in Fedora (or any Red Hat based system). ATrpms repository is a third party repository which contains multimedia packages and packages used in natural sciences, especially in the field of high energy physics. It provides packages only for Red Hat Linux flavors (only rpm files). Here is how you can install Atrpms repository in fedora.

First you need to import the rpm signing key by running the following in the terminal.

rpm –import http://packages.atrpms.net/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms

If the execution fails, then a two step approach can be used.

wget http://packages.atrpms.net/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms
rpm –import RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms

Copy the lines below to /etc/yum.conf file by opening it in any text editor like gedit and save it.

[atrpms]

name=Fedora Core $releasever – $basearch – ATrpms
baseurl=http://dl.atrpms.net/f$releasever-$basearch/atrpms/stable
gpgkey=http://ATrpms.net/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms
gpgcheck=1

You might require root privileges to perform above tasks.

The supporting operating system list is available in the following link.

http://packages.atrpms.net/dist/

By clicking on the list of operating systems in the above link you can manually download packages for your operating system.

Adding more software repositories or software sources to your package manager list will give you more options while installing software’s. It adds lot of software’s to your list. But always make sure that you add only trusted third party repositories.

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