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* Many codecs are proprietary or [[Package_Not_Found#Patents|patent encumbered]].
* Many codecs are proprietary or [[Package_Not_Found#Patents|patent encumbered]].
* Some codecs may not be encumbered, but may be under an [[Licensing|unacceptable license]].
* Some codecs may not be encumbered, but may be under an [[Licensing|unacceptable license]].
* It is possible that no one has packaged it yet. You might consider adding it to the [[PackageMaintainers/WishList|Package WishList]], or even [[PackageMaintainers/Join|packaging it yourself]]!
 
The Fedora Project [[FAQ]]  and the more informal, unofficial [http://fedorafaq.org]  provide useful answers on commonly asked questions.  However, the unofficial site is not associated with or supported by the Fedora Project. You can find many interesting things using a search engine like [http://google.com Google]. [[Third party repositories]] might contain software that has been not been included in the official Fedora software repository.
The Fedora Project [[FAQ]]  and the more informal, unofficial [http://fedorafaq.org]  provide useful answers on commonly asked questions.  However, the unofficial site is not associated with or supported by the Fedora Project. You can find many interesting things using a search engine like [http://google.com Google]. [[Third party repositories]] might contain software that has been not been included in the official Fedora software repository.



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Why am I seeing this page?
If you're seeing this page, it is probably because you tried to search for something in PackageKit, but it could not find what you were looking for in the Fedora repositories. Look at the contents below to find information about specific issues you might encounter.

Missing Package

Unfortunately, the package you were searching for is not available in Fedora. There are a few common reasons why a package might not be in Fedora's repositories:

Missing Codec

Unfortunately, the codec you were searching for is not available in Fedora. A codec is a program that enables encoding and/or decoding of a data stream, in a specific format such as MP3, MOV, or WMV. There are a few common reasons why a codec might not be in Fedora's repositories:

The Fedora Project FAQ and the more informal, unofficial [1] provide useful answers on commonly asked questions. However, the unofficial site is not associated with or supported by the Fedora Project. You can find many interesting things using a search engine like Google. Third party repositories might contain software that has been not been included in the official Fedora software repository.

Missing Driver

Unfortunately, the driver you were searching for is not available in Fedora. There are a few common reasons why a driver might not be in Fedora's repositories:

  • Some drivers are proprietary or patent encumbered.
  • Some hardware may not be supported under Linux yet, or is not yet in the upstream Linux kernel.

Fedora strongly encourages new drivers to be included in upstream, and does not package individual, out-of-tree, kernel drivers.

The Fedora Project FAQ and the more informal, unofficial [2] provide useful answers on commonly asked questions. However, the unofficial site is not associated with or supported by the Fedora Project. You can find many interesting things using a search engine like Google. Third party repositories might contain software that has been not been included in the official Fedora software repository.


Missing Font

Unfortunately, the font you were searching for is not available in Fedora. There are a few common reasons why a font might not be in Fedora's repositories:

Missing MIME Support

Unfortunately, there is nothing in Fedora that claims to support the MIME type you were searching for. There are a few common reasons why Fedora may not have support for a MIME type:

  • Many MIME types are Windows-only. You may be able to use Wine to run a Windows program under Linux that supports your MIME type.
  • Some MIME types are only supported by proprietary or patent encumbered software.
  • It is possible that acceptable software to support your MIME type exists, but that no one has packaged it yet. You might consider adding it to the Package WishList, or even packaging it yourself!

Fedora Position on Software Patents

Software Patents