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Finding RPMs

The following information is to help people find their way around Fedora, specifically to do with finding RPMs. The following subtopics are available:

Main Fedora RPM Repositories

The main Fedora RPM repositories are:

There are then the usual third party locations to look in, the simplest way to search these is to use Fedora Tracker. Other significant repositories worth mentioning are:

Layout of Main Fedora Repositories

The layout of the Fedora directories on the mirror servers is probably also worth comment:

  • core/ (Root of mirror, e.g. UCS Fedora Mirror)
    • core/3/ (Official FC3 release)
    • core/test/ (Test releases of upcoming Fedora releases - i.e. 3.9.something will pop up in here next week)
    • core/updates/ (updates to official releases)
      • core/updates/3/ (updates to FC3)
      • core/updates/testing/ (Updates that need further testing before release)
      • core/updates/testing/3/ (Updates in testing for FC3)
    • core/development/ (Development version of FC - aka Rawhide, this is not on linux.ed)
  • extras/ (Root of extras tree, e.g. Mirror service Extras Mirror)
    • extras/3/ (Official FC3 extras)
    • extras/testing/ (Extras that need further testing before release)
      • extras/testing/3/ (Extras in testing for FC3)
    • extras/development/ (Extras in development - probably for rawhide)

-- AlastairScobie - 18 Feb 2005

Fleshed it out a bit and reformatted.

-- CarwynEdwards - 23 Feb 2005

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Topic revision: r3 - 23 Feb 2005 - 18:34:28 - CarwynEdwards
FC3upgrade.FindingRPMs moved from FC3upgrade.HuntRpms on 23 Feb 2005 - 15:56 by CarwynEdwards - put it back
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