Samstag, 25. Oktober 2008

Second step of the transition from Livna to RPM Fusion: Moving F8 and F9 testing users over

After enabling the RPM Fusion repositories for users of Livna devel a few weeks ago we now do the next step to move livna users over to RPM Fusion: Enable RPM Fusion for those F8 and F9 users that have livna's testing repos enabled.

The way to do that is round about the same as in the devel branch earlier: I added the rpmfusion-release packages for RPM Fusion's free and nonfree repos to the livna repo for F8 and F9; afterwards I built new livna-release for F8 and F9 that went into livna-testing; those two livna-release packages track the two rpmfusion-release packages in with a hard dep. That way all users that installed livna properly (e.g. by installing the livna-release package) and enabled the testing repos will now get RPM Fusion enabled automatically.

Note, nearly all of livna's packages have been imported and build for RPM Fusion, but a few are still missing. So you should leave livna repos enabled for now if you want everything. Once all the packages have a new home we'll let the rpmfusion-nonfree-release package obsolete livna-release.

The plan is to move regular livna users of F8 and F9 over to RPM Fusion with the same trick sooner or later. But some things in RPM Fusion need to get brought in shape before we start considering that. But if you want you can already help by using and testing RPM Fusion for F8 and F9 by running this command:

rpm -ivh \ \

It's even easier if you have livna enabled already:

yum install rpmfusion-free-release rpmfusion-nonfree-release

Please spread the news, to make sure all the docs in the internet get updated! tia!

P.S.: Just a reminder while at it: Some of you might have noticed already, the livna mailing lists (like freeworld{,-graphics} are dead since a few weeks; the hard disk in Anvil's mailman host died afaik (I don't know more details; sorry). But Livna will be superseded by RPM Fusion soon anyway, so simply use the RPM Fusion mailing lists from now on. They should serve well for the remaining time, as all the livna contributors should be subscribed there as well. Sorry for the trouble.


Benjamin hat gesagt…

Hello knurd!

The mplayer-1.0-0.101.20080903svn.fc10.i386 from rpmfusion-free-rawhide should be rebuild since it's dependency on is broken. has been removed and we are now using libcaca!

Thorsten "thl" Leemhuis hat gesagt…

> The mplayer-1.0-0.101.20080903svn.fc10.i386 from
> rpmfusion-free-rawhide should be rebuild

That was done already ;-)

But as mentioned in

*Please* report such bugs via the official ways (e.g., as the internet is to big and it's easy to miss error reports like this. Bugzilla also makes sure you get contact to the right people (I for example normally have nothing to do with mplayer). tia!