Adding or removing software repositories in Fedora

This section describes how to add, enable, or disable a software repository with the DNF application.

Adding repositories

This section describes how to add software repositories with the dnf config-manager command.

  • To add a new repository, do the following as root.

    1. Define a new repository by adding a new file with the .repo suffix to the /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory. For details about various options to use in the .repo file, see the Setting [repository] Options section in the System Administrator’s Guide

    2. Add the newly created repository.

      dnf config-manager --add-repo repository

      Where repository is the path to the created .repo file, for example:

      dnf config-manager --add-repo /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora_extras.repo

Enabling repositories

This section shows how to enable a particular software repository by using the dnf config-manager command.

  • To enable a particular repository, run the following command as root.

    dnf config-manager --set-enabled repository

    Where repository is the unique repository ID, for example:

    dnf config-manager --set-enabled fedora-extras

Disabling repositories

This section shows how to disable a particular software repository by using the dnf config-manager command.

  • To disable a particular repository, run the following command as root.

    dnf config-manager --set-disabled repository

    Where repository is the unique repository ID, for example:

    dnf config-manager --set-disabled fedora-extras