Adding or removing software repositories in Fedora

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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-manger command.

Use the following commands as the root user or under the sudo utility.

  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

    Replace repository with 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.

Procedure

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

    # dnf config-manager --set-enabled repository

    Replace repository with 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.

Procedure

  • To disable a particular repository, use the following command as root:

    # dnf config-manager --set-disabled repository

    Replace repository with the unique repository ID, for example:

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