RHEL7: How to install the Nux repository.

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The Nux repository brings a set of additional packages available at least for RHEL 7 and CentOS 7.
This is the best place to find desktop and multimedia oriented RPMs.

There is a list of the available packages in the Nux repository.

Installation Procedure

To install the Nux repository, you need to install the EPEL7 repository then type:

# yum install -y http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-1.el7.nux.noarch.rpm

The Nux repository consists of 2 different channels:

  • nux-dextop: this is the main channel; it is enabled by default,
  • nux-dextop-testing: it is a channel used for testing; it is disabled by default.

Activation/Deactivation Procedure

To permanently enable a channel (use the –disable option to disable), type:

# yum-config-manager --enable channel

To only enable a channel during a package installation, type:

# yum --enablerepo=channel install package

Source: Nux website.

Additional Resources

In addition, you can read the page dedicated to multimedia on the CentOS wiki website.
Bob Cromwell provides a tutorial on How to Add Multimedia Support to CentOS and RHEL.

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