This page is for people who have a working installation of either yum or apt, or who want to manually maintain their packages by downloading them by hand and updating them with rpm commands. If you don't know what yum or apt is or don't have a working installation of yum or apt, and you don't want to do manual installs by hand, then this page isn't for you. Please follow the instructions on the Documents page under Getting Started.... They will help you setting up automatic package management on your system and keep it up-to-date. Using Fedora Legacy isn't a RPM package to download, but a process to understand. Our detailed HOWTO documents will provide all the necessary information for you to get started and keep your system up to date with Fedora Legacy updates.
In order to install packages from Fedora Legacy, you could manually download and install individual packages from the download.fedoralegacy.org repository (or one of its mirrors). However it is recommended instead that you install one of the automatic package management programs apt or yum. Both the apt and yum package managers handle automatic downloading and installation of packages you specify.
Fedora Legacy distributes versions of apt and yum which are preconfigured to use the Fedora Legacy repositories. They also have additional functionality to check the integrity and digital GnuPG signatures of our packages, which will highly reduce chances to get trojaned packages onto your system. See the Documents page for information on how to setup and use our versions of yum or apt for your machine(s).
Configuration information for other (non-Fedora Legacy) versions of apt and yum can be found below if you don't want to use the Fedora Legacy versions.
You may also want to see http://www.fedora.us/wiki/LegacyRPMUpgrade concerning the need, or lack of need, to upgrade RPM for Fedora Legacy usage. If you decide to do an RPM upgrade, the required packages can be found in the legacy-utils sub-tree of the repository for your OS version.
If you already have a working apt or yum installation on your system, you might want to include the following repository configuration into your existing configuration files.
If you're using apt, please add the line that matches your distribution to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
rpm http://download.fedoralegacy.org/apt redhat/7.2/i386 os updates legacy-utils
rpm http://download.fedoralegacy.org/apt redhat/7.3/i386 os updates legacy-utils
rpm http://download.fedoralegacy.org/apt redhat/8.0/i386 os updates legacy-utils
rpm http://download.fedoralegacy.org/apt redhat/9/i386 os updates legacy-utils
rpm http://download.fedoralegacy.org/apt fedora/1/i386 os updates legacy-utils
rpm http://download.fedoralegacy.org/apt fedora/2/i386 os updates legacy-utils
rpm http://download.fedoralegacy.org/apt fedora/3/i386 os updates legacy-utils
If you're using yum on Red Hat Linux, please add the following blocks to your/etc/yum.conf (these work for all supported releases of Red Hat Linux):
[base] name=Red Hat Linux $releasever base baseurl=http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/$releasever/os/$basearch [updates] name=Red Hat Linux $releasever updates baseurl=http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/$releasever/updates/$basearch [legacy-utils] name=Fedora Legacy utilities for Red Hat Linux $releasever baseurl=http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/$releasever/legacy-utils/$basearch
However, we strongly suggest you use our preconfigured yum package to make use of Fedora Legacy packages. Not only because it is preconfigured to use our repositories; we have added functionality to check the integrity and digital GnuPG signatures of our packages, which will highly reduce chances to get trojaned packages onto your system.
In the case you want to switch to our yum package, be aware that you have to manually migrate your existing repository configuration.
If you're using yum on Fedora Core, please add the following blocks to your/etc/yum.conf:
[base] gpgcheck=1 name=Fedora Core $releasever base baseurl=http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/$releasever/os/$basearch [updates] gpgcheck=1 name=Fedora Core $releasever updates baseurl=http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/$releasever/updates/$basearch [legacy-utils] gpgcheck=1 name=Fedora Legacy utilities for Fedora Core $releasever baseurl=http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/$releasever/legacy-utils/$basearch
If you are already using another repository for official Red Hat Linux or Fedora Core packages and updates, please note the following:
Our repositories have a tree for each supported OS version, and each of those trees has a standard set of sub-trees. The sub-trees for each supported OS version are organized as follows:
After installing apt or yum, you may optionally set it up to use some mirror sites. To setup mirror(s), please see the mirror list and choose the closest and fastest mirror(s) for your location. Then edit your client's configuration file (apt uses /etc/apt/sources.list while yum uses /etc/yum.conf) to use the mirror(s).
If you don't want to use an automatic package management system, you can simply manually download specific packages. We highly suggest to subscribe to our fedora-legacy-announce list where we inform subscribers about new package releases.
You can manually browse http://download.fedoralegacy.org/ to download the packages you need.
Don't hesitate to have look on our Documentation page for more information on using apt and yum.