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asked 2011-12-19 12:14:42 -0500

Benjamin gravatar image

Hello there,

I am used to running apt in order to add repositories. I've found out the command for yum would be:

yum-config-manager --add-repo repo-url-here

I am also used to repo urls of the format ppa:blabla/more-blabla, but yum didn't like this, and asked for http://blabla instead

In this specific case I would like to add the repository for the Faience icon theme, see

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answered 2011-12-19 12:36:28 -0500

hhlp gravatar image

updated 2011-12-19 12:43:01 -0500

For Ubuntu there is this convenient PPA service available where you can get your own package repository.

You can put there source packages which are under an open source license, e.g. development snapshots of your software.

(The server takes care of creating the right binary package and signs it with the repository key.)

Users then only need to add the repository address with one command and can install the packages via apt-get.

but unfortunately PPA only works with .DEB packed and not with .RPM

For Fedora their is:

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answered 2011-12-19 12:36:56 -0500

skytux gravatar image

The question is how to add that repo in Fedora?

You can't because it is for Ubuntu, so it contains only packages that can be installed in Ubuntu and not in Fedora.

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Yes, it is a different question, but you always can compile the source code, or you can make your own rpm package, as I always do :)

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answered 2014-05-29 23:58:50 -0500

Gnuzel gravatar image

You can just download it from here if you haven't yet:

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