RPMforge Repository

RPMforge is a collaboration of Dag, Dries, and other packagers. They provide over 4000 packages for CentOS, including mplayer, xmms-mp3, and other popular media tools. Visit the RPMforge Website for more information.


Install RPMforge Repository on CentOS

  1. Download the RPMforge-release package
    i386: http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/i386/dag/RPMS/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el...
    x86_64: http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/x86_64/dag/RPMS/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1....
  2. Install DAG’s GPG Key
    rpm --import http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
  3. Verify the package you have downloaded
    rpm -K rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.*.rpm
  4. Install the package
    rpm -ivh rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.*.rpm
  5. Delete the downloaded RPMforge-release package

Configure RPMforge Repository on CentOS

  1. Open the RPMforge configuration file
  2. Add the following text to the end of the RPMForge repository entry
  3. Check that you got the priorities set correctly
    yum check-update
    You should output similar to the following:
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities

    469 packages excluded due to repository priority protections



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