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==Fedora Extras - Community Package Repository==

Fedora Extras :: Fedora Extras is an extension of Fedora that provides many additional packages for users of the Fedora distribution. Fedora Core and Fedora Extras have been merged since Fedora 7.

Using the Repository

Admonition("note", "Fedora Extras are Available by Default", "Fedora systems automatically use both the Fedora Core and Fedora Extras repositories to install and update software. This release combines Fedora Core and Fedora Extras into a single repository.")

To install software from either the Core or Extras repositories, choose Applications > Add/Remove Software. Enter the root password when prompted. Select the software you require from the list, then choose Apply.

You may also install software with the yum command-line utility. For example, this command automatically installs the abiword package and all of the dependencies that are required:

su -c 'yum install abiword'

Enter the root password when prompted.

About Fedora Extras

As of the release of Fedora 25

, there are over 4,500 packages in Fedora Extras, built from 3,000 source packages. The following list includes some popular and well-known applications that are maintained by community members in Fedora Extras:
  • abiword - elegant word-processing application
  • balsa - lightweight e-mail reader
  • bash-completion - advanced command-line completion for power users
  • bluefish - HTML editor
  • clamav - open source anti-virus scanner for servers and desktops
  • exim - flexible and powerful mail transfer agent
  • fuse - tool for attaching non-standard devices and network services as directories
  • fwbuilder - graphical utility for building Linux and Cisco firewall rulesets
  • gaim-guifications - enhancements to the Gaim Instant Messenger
  • gdesklets - widgets for the GNOME desktop
  • gnumeric - powerful spreadsheet application
  • gramps - genealogy application
  • inkscape - illustration and vector drawing application
  • koffice - complete office suite for the KDE desktop
  • mail-notification - alerts you as new mail arrives
  • mediawiki - the Wikipedia solution for collaborative websites
  • nautilus-open-terminal - extension to the GNOME file manager
  • pan - the Usenet news reader
  • revelation - password management utility
  • scribus - desktop publishing (DTP) application
  • wine - a compatibility layer to run Windows(TM) programs
  • xfce - lightweight desktop environment
  • xmms - the popular audio player
  • lots of Perl and Python tools and libraries
  • ...and much more!

Is your favorite open source application missing from Fedora Extras? Package the application as an RPM, and submit it for review to Fedora Extras. After a successful review, import it to Extras and you can maintain it there. If you don't know how to create RPM packages, there are many other ways to get involved in Fedora Extras and help drive it forward.

To learn more about how to use Fedora Extras or how to get involved, refer to

Package Updates

This section discusses changes in Fedora Extras packages that affect this release of Fedora.


The exim-sa package is deprecated since Fedora Extras 6. It was the original implementation of SpamAssassin integration with Exim, and was functionally similar to sendmail 'milters' or postfix filters. However, that functionality is rather limited, and Exim now has far better support for content checking, fully integrated into its general-purpose Access Control Lists.

Since the sa_exim feature was not enabled in the default configuration, the package can normally be safely uninstalled to allow Exim to be upgraded. Users who have modified their configuration to use sa_exim features should either reconfigure to use Exim's full content scanning abilities or rebuild the package for themselves to include the exim-sa subpackage. For further details on Exim's built-in content scanning, refer to the Exim documentation:


The mail-notification package has been split. The Evolution plugin is now in a separate package called mail-notification-evolution-plugin. When you update the mail-notification package, the plugin is added automatically.