CentOS 6: Get More with RPMForge


With RPMForge you have access to over 5,000 additional packages, including  wine, vlc, mplayer, xmms-mp3, and other popular media tools. It is not part of CentOS but is designed to work with it.

Installing RPMForge:

  1. Download the Package
  2. Install the GPG Key
  3. Verify the Package
  4. Install the Package
  5. Enjoy

I generally prefer to work out of an “install” folder, it makes it easier for me to cleanup my mess and/or retain stuff that I install for later use elsewhere.

$  mkdir install
$  cd install/
$  wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
$  sudo rpm --import http://apt.sw.be/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
$  sudo rpm -K rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el5.rf.*.rpm
$  sudo rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el5.rf.*.rpm

For a more complete description of the process, checkout the CentOS Wiki

Here is a list of packages that are available.

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