First steps of the transition from Livna to RPM Fusion begins now for livna-devel users!

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at
Tue Oct 14 17:53:11 CEST 2008


Find below a cut'n'pasted and slightly enhanced version of a post from 
my blog FYI:

As you'll likely have heard by now: RPM Fusion ( ), 
the merger of Dribble, Freshrpms and Livna gets closer to its official 
release/start. Most of the packages from Livna have been imported and 
build for RPM Fusion already, hence we now begin to slowly move users 
from Livna over to RPM Fusion by activating the RPM Fusion free and 
nonfree rawhide repos for users of livna's devel branch *now*.

The transition works like this: I just added the rpmfusion-release 
packages for the RPM Fusion's free and nonfree rawhide repos to the 
livna-devel repo; in parallel I built a new livna-release package that 
tracks those two in with a hard dep. That way all users that installed 
livna properly (e.g. by installing the livna-release package) will get 
RPM Fusion repos enabled automatically with the next update. Yum/PK will 
hence with the overnext update will download a big bunch of updates, as 
all the packages were build anew for RPM Fusion; but rawhide users are 
likely used to big downloads, so this should hopefully not be a big 
problem ;-)

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-devel 
enabled for now if you want access to those. Once all the packages have 
a new home we'll let the rpmfusion-nonfree-release package obsolete 

But please note that all the packages that have been imported and build 
in RPM Fusion will *not* be updated anymore in livna-devel! Hence if you 
didn't install livna using the livna-release package then please enable 
RPM Fusion using the following command:

> rpm -ivh \
> \

That command from now on is the right one to use if you want RPM Fusion 
enabled on your fresh new Fedora Alpha/Beta/RC/Rawhide install.

FYI, the plan is to move 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 doing 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 \
> \

RPM Fusion's Bugtracker (please report all issues here and not on the 
mailing lists!):

Mailing lists for RPM Fusion users (includes users of the devel branch)

Mailing lists for RPM Fusion developers:

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


P.S.: BTW, 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 those lists from rpmfusion 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.

P.P.S.: Sorry for crossposting this to four lists, but it seemed wise 
for this announcement...

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