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== Mixing third party software repositories ==
 
== Mixing third party software repositories ==
  
We generally do not recommend mixing a lot of third party repositories since they might conflict with each other causing instability and hard to debug issues. If you are not a technical user, one safer method is to not enable the third-party repo by default and instead use the <code>--enablerepo</code> switch for <code>yum</code>, or a similar method configurable in the graphical package manager.
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We generally do not recommend mixing a lot of third party repositories since they might conflict with each other causing instability and hard to debug issues. If you are not a technical user, one safer method is to not enable the third-party repo by default and instead use the <code>--enablerepo</code> switch for <code>yum</code>, or a similar method configurable in the graphical package manager. There are a number of yum plugins for setting repo priorities or protecting the base packages from being obsoleted by third party repositories which are helpful to more technical users.
 
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== References ==

Revision as of 18:44, 17 May 2010

There are a number of third-party software repositories for Fedora that provide software packages that Fedora excludes for various reasons. These software repositories are not officially affiliated or endorsed by the Fedora Project. Use them at your own discretion.

If you are looking for the Flash browser plugin, refer to the Flash page. The following repositories are popular and commonly used by end users and do not conflict with each other

There are a number of other repositories listed below but many of them are known to explicitly conflict with each other and hence not recommended unless you are a power user and know the technical aspects better.

Mixing third party software repositories

We generally do not recommend mixing a lot of third party repositories since they might conflict with each other causing instability and hard to debug issues. If you are not a technical user, one safer method is to not enable the third-party repo by default and instead use the --enablerepo switch for yum, or a similar method configurable in the graphical package manager. There are a number of yum plugins for setting repo priorities or protecting the base packages from being obsoleted by third party repositories which are helpful to more technical users.

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