Last updated on October 25, 2020 by Dan Nanni
RPM Fusion is a software repository that offers various free or non-free add-on packages that do not ship with the original Fedora distribution. RPM Fusion contains various useful packages that are not included in the Fedora distribution just because they do not meet Fedora's free software requirements.
Once RPM Fusion is enabled on your system, you can install any package available from the repository simply by using
This post describes how to set up RPM Fusion repository on Fedora or CentOS.
First of all, to check whether or not RPM Fusion is installed on your system, run the following command.
$ yum repolist | grep rpmfusion
If the above command does not produce any result, it means that RPM Fusion is not installed on your system.
RPM Fusion maintains two separate repositories for free and non-free packages. You can selectively enable either or both repositories as you want.
The following instruction works for Fedora 14 or higher.
To enable the free repository of RPM Fusion:
$ sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
To enable the non-free repository of RPM Fusion:
$ sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
In order to install RPM fusion on CentOS, you first need to enable EPEL repository first. After that, proceed as follows to set up RPM Fusion on CentOS.
To enable the free/non-free repositories of RPM Fusion on CentOS 6:
$ sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/updates/6/i386/rpmfusion-free-release-6-1.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/updates/6/i386/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-6-1.noarch.rpm
To enable the free/non-free repositories of RPM Fusion on CentOS 5:
$ sudo rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/updates/5/i386/rpmfusion-free-release-5-1.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/updates/5/i386/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-5-1.noarch.rpm