Install / Enable Nux Dextop Repository on RHEL, CentOS & SL

Nux Dextop is a third-party RPM repository which contains many popular desktop and multimedia related packages such as Ardour, Shutter, SMPlayer, ffmpeg, HandBrake, etc.., for Enterprise Linux (RHEl, CentOS & ScientificLinux) 6 & 7. This repository is made to coexist with Fedora EPEL, So we should enable EPEL repository to avoid some package dependency issues. Also it will probably conflict badly with Repoforge/RPMforge possibly other repos. So, i advise you to disable the Nux Dextop repository by default whoever using the Repoforge/RPMforge and ATrpms (No more available) repos.

Also you can read the below additional third party repo for RPM based systems.

1) Install/Enable Nux Dextop Repo

Run the below commands on your terminal to Install/Enable Nux Dextop Repositories to RHEL/CentOS/ScientificLinux systems.

# Import the official GPG key of Nux Dextop repository #
# rpm --import http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/RPM-GPG-KEY-nux.ro

# Install Nux Dextop Repo to RHEL 6/CentOS 6/ScientificLinux 6 #
# yum -y install epel-release && rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-2.el6.nux.noarch.rpm

# Install Nux Dextop Repo to RHEL 7/CentOS 7/ScientificLinux 7 #
# yum -y install epel-release && rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch.rpm

2) How to check whether Nux Dextop Repository is Enabled or not

Run the below command to verify and confirm the Nux Dextop Repository is installed in your system.

# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos.bhs.mirrors.ovh.net
 * epel: mirror.cogentco.com
 * extras: centos.bhs.mirrors.ovh.net
 * nux-dextop: mirror.li.nux.ro
 * updates: centos.bhs.mirrors.ovh.net
repo id                       repo name                                           status
base/7/x86_64                 CentOS-7 - Base                                     9,007
*epel/x86_64                  Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 - x86_64      9,093
extras/7/x86_64               CentOS-7 - Extras                                   191
icinga-stable-release/7       ICINGA (stable release for epel)                    98
nux-dextop/x86_64             Nux.Ro RPMs for general desktop use                 2,351
updates/7/x86_64              CentOS-7 - Updates                                  369
vz-base                       vz-base                                             1
vz-updates                    vz-updates                                          0
repolist: 21,117

3) How to Check whether the package is available from Nux Dextop Repository

Use the below command to search whether the package is available from Nux Dextop repo.

# yum --enablerepo=nux-dextop list smplayer shutter
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos.bhs.mirrors.ovh.net
 * epel: mirror.cogentco.com
 * extras: centos.bhs.mirrors.ovh.net
 * nux-dextop: mirror.li.nux.ro
 * updates: centos.bhs.mirrors.ovh.net
Available Packages
shutter.noarch                0.93.1-1.el7.nux                nux-dextop
smplayer.x86_64               14.9.0.6994-1.el7.nux           nux-dextop

4) How to install package from Nux Dextop Repository

Use the Nux Dextop command format like below to install package from Nux Dextop Repository. For example, i’m going to install smplayer shutter using Nux Dextop Repository.

# yum --enablerepo=nux-dextop install smplayer shutter

5) How to Check whether the package is installed from Nux Dextop Repository

Use the below command to check whether the package is installed from Nux Dextop repo.

# yum info smplayer
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos.bhs.mirrors.ovh.net
 * epel: mirror.cogentco.com
 * extras: centos.bhs.mirrors.ovh.net
 * nux-dextop: mirror.li.nux.ro
 * updates: centos.bhs.mirrors.ovh.net
Installed Packages
Name        : smplayer
Arch        : x86_64
Version     : 14.9.0.6994
Release     : 1.el7.nux
Size        : 3.0 M
Repo        : nux-dextop/x86_64
Summary     : A graphical frontend for mplayer
URL         : http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/
License     : GPLv2+
Description : smplayer intends to be a complete front-end for Mplayer, from basic features
            : like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support
            : for Mplayer filters and more. One of the main features is the ability to
            : remember the state of a played file, so when you play it later it will resume
            : at the same point and with the same settings. smplayer is developed with
            : the Qt toolkit, so it's multi-platform.

# yum info shutter
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos.bhs.mirrors.ovh.net
 * epel: mirror.cogentco.com
 * extras: centos.bhs.mirrors.ovh.net
 * nux-dextop: mirror.li.nux.ro
 * updates: centos.bhs.mirrors.ovh.net
Installed Packages
Name        : shutter
Arch        : noarch
Version     : 0.93.1
Release     : 1.el7.nux
Size        : 1.9 M
Repo        : nux-dextop/x86_64
Summary     : GTK+2-based screenshot application written in Perl
URL         : http://shutter-project.org
License     : GPLv3+
Description : Shutter is a GTK+ 2.x based screenshot application written in Perl.
            : Shutter covers all features of common command line tools like
            : scrot or import and adds reasonable new features combined
            : with a comfortable GUI using the GTK+ 2.x framework.

6) How to list out the packages available from Nux Dextop Repository

Use the below command to listout, list of packages available from Nux Dextop repo.

# yum --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo="nux-dextop" list available | more
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * nux-dextop: mirror.li.nux.ro
Available Packages
AtomicParsley.x86_64                   0.9.5-2.el7.nux                nux-dextop
AtomicParsley-debuginfo.x86_64         0.9.5-2.el7.nux                nux-dextop
BackupPC.x86_64                        3.3.0-4.el7.nux                nux-dextop
BackupPC-debuginfo.x86_64              3.3.0-4.el7.nux                nux-dextop
GLee.x86_64                            5.4.0-5.el7.nux                nux-dextop
GLee-debuginfo.x86_64                  5.4.0-5.el7.nux                nux-dextop
GLee-devel.x86_64                      5.4.0-5.el7.nux                nux-dextop
GREYCstoration.x86_64                  2.8-18.el7.nux                 nux-dextop
GREYCstoration-debuginfo.x86_64        2.8-18.el7.nux                 nux-dextop
GREYCstoration-gimp.x86_64             2.8-18.el7.nux                 nux-dextop
GREYCstoration-gui.x86_64              2.8-18.el7.nux                 nux-dextop
HandBrake-cli.x86_64                   0.9.9-5.el7.nux                nux-dextop
HandBrake-debuginfo.x86_64             0.9.9-5.el7.nux                nux-dextop
HandBrake-gui.x86_64                   0.9.9-5.el7.nux                nux-dextop
NetworkManager-iodine.x86_64           0.0.4-2.el7.nux                nux-dextop
NetworkManager-iodine-debuginfo.x86_64 0.0.4-2.el7.nux                nux-dextop
NetworkManager-iodine-gnome.x86_64     0.0.4-2.el7.nux                nux-dextop
NetworkManager-l2tp.x86_64             0.9.8.6-2.el7.nux              nux-dextop
NetworkManager-l2tp-debuginfo.x86_64   0.9.8.6-2.el7.nux              nux-dextop
NetworkManager-openconnect.x86_64      0.9.8.4-2.el7.nux              nux-dextop
NetworkManager-pptp.x86_64             1:0.9.8.2-4.el7.nux            nux-dextop
NetworkManager-pptp-debuginfo.x86_64   1:0.9.8.2-4.el7.nux            nux-dextop
NetworkManager-pptp-gnome.x86_64       1:0.9.8.2-4.el7.nux            nux-dextop
--More--

Now, Everybody can install any third party open-source software without any trouble. Happy Weekend with Nux Dextop by Magi…)

Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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