N0SO's D-RATS RPM Repository Mirror

Welcome to N0SO's D-RATS Yum repository mirror. This website is one of several that hosts KK7DS's D-RATS D-STAR communications software  as binary RPM files. The site is configured as a yum repository for Fedora Linux versions 12, 13 and 14. The yum repositories allow tools like yum and rpm to install, remove and update D-RATS on your Fedora Linux system.

Our goal is to simplify the Linux end-user installation experience by hosting D-RATS as a yum repository.

The entire repository found here is synchronized with the the official D-RATS repository hosted by KK7DS on a regular basis.

Settiing Your System to Use The Repository

Graphical Setup with Firefox web browser

For users of gpk (gnome package kit) or kpackagekit in Fedora this is easy and basically only one step: just click on the link below. Once you clicked the link Firefox will ask you how to Open the file. Here you can simply use the default and open the file with the default application Package Installer. Then Firefox will call Package Kit, which asks Do you want to install this file ?. Click OK to begin install; Package Kit then will complain about a Missing security signature; once you tell Package Kit to install the package nevertheless it will move on and install it. That's all.

Here is the link:

Install or Download d-rats-repository setup

Manual Setup

You can also install the d-rats-repo RPM manually from a command shell directly from the web or by by downloading it first and installing from the local file you downloaded. This must be done as root:

su -c 'rpm -Uvh  http://n0so.net/d-rats/yum/f11/d-rats-repo-0.1.2-2.fc11.noarch.rpm'

Or, after you've downloaded the repo rpm:

su -c 'rpm --install d-rats-repo-0.1.2-2.fc11.noarch.rpm'

Using The Repository

Once the d-rats-repo rpm is installed, you should be able to use the standard command line and graphical Linux tools to install, update and erase D-RATS.

That's it, you should now be able to install d-rats from the repository by entering:

su -c 'yum install d-rats'

You should be able to update d-rats to the latest version in the repository by entering:

su -c 'yum update d-rats'

And finally, you should be able to erase D-RATS from your system by entering:

su -c 'yum erase d-rats'

... But why would you want to do that?

Enjoy & 73 de N0SO