On behalf of the Livna ( http://rpm.livna.org
) contributers I'd like to
announce the availability of the Livna package repository for Fedora 8
(Werewolf). The Livna repository hosts software as RPM packages which
cannot be shipped in the official Fedora repository for various reasons
and supports the i386, x86_64 and ppc architectures.
Using the Livna repository gives your Werewolf the ability to play all
kinds of audio such as MP3 files and plays DVDs. Additionally Livna
offers the ATI and Nvidia closed-source drivers in a Fedora-compatible
rpm package for the Fedora users whose videocards are not yet fully
supported with the stock open source drivers.
You can browse the repository at http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/8/
it available on a freshly installed Fedora 8 system run the following
$ su -c 'rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm'
Further below you'll find some more examples on getting the important
bits for a modern system installed from livna.
On another note, I have some sad news:
Fedora 8 will be the last release livna will be offering its add-on
packages for. But don't despair, the future is bright: The Livna
contributers are busy working together with the guys behind dribble and
freshrpms to offer a unified repository in the future bringing you
games, multimedia software and other tools from a single source. This
merged repository is called "RPM Fusion"; you can find more information
about it at http://rpmfusion.org/
Interested? Want to help? Then don't hesitate and subscribe to the
developers mailing lists at
or meet us in the #rpmfusion channel on freenode.
That's all folks. Thank you for your attention and we wish you a very
pleasant flight with the newly released Fedora 8 together with the Livna
== More details ==
Ladies and gentleman, the pilot has informed me that we've reached our
travel altitude. You can now loosen your seatbelt's and our flight
attendants will be with you shortly for refreshments. Still aboard and
reading? Great, here are some more informations for the curious:
=== Reminder for the folks that plan to yum-update to Fedora 8 ===
If you have livna-packages installed on your system and plan to
live-update to Fedora 8 using yum then please leave the livna-repos
enabled for the big "yum update" run. Then you'll get all the updated
packages from livna as well, which is important, as their dependencies
get fulfilled by the Fedora 8 packages -- that's not the case for the
old Livna packages that might still be installed on your Fedora system.
=== Examples to get the most important bits from livna ===
Once you installed the release-rpm you can install software using the
graphical software installation tool called pirut, which is part of
Fedora. You as root-users can also use yum on a command line to install
packages; for example:
* if you'd like to install xine as a video-player run
# yum install xine-lib-extras-nonfree xine
* if you prefer mplayer run
# yum install mplayer-gui
* if you prefer vlc run
# yum install vlc
* if you want to get the latest nvidia graphic drivers for modern cards
and the stock Fedora kernel run
# yum install kmod-nvidia
and restart X.
* if you want to get the latest amd graphic drivers for the stock Fedora
# yum install kmod-fglrx
and restart X.
* you want to get MP3-Support in Gnome apps? run
# yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly
* you're using KDE? Well, then run:
# yum install k3b-extras-nonfree kdemultimedia-extras-nonfree
=== Problems? ===
Let us know via http://bugzilla.livna.org/
=== Need support? ===
Many people in #fedora on freenode, on fedora-list(a)redhat.com and in the
forums know how to help.
=== Developer contact ===
Meet us in #livna on freenode or join the mailing list at
=== EOF ===
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