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Installing FreeGuide on RPM-based distributions (RedHat/Fedora, Mandriva, SuSE)

Get Java

Ensure that OpenJDK/IcedTea or Sun's version of Java is installed.


Now, you will need the latest version of XMLTV. This is made fairly easy for RedHat and Fedora users who can sign up for the ATRPMs package repository by following the instructions at and then install XMLTV by simply typing

su -c "yum install xmltv"

or similar.

(If you want to do it the hard way, you can find RPMs (for RedHat and Fedora) at

For other RPM-based distros, you should find XMLTV in your favourite package repository (let us know so we can add it here).

Get FreeGuide

Fedora- and RedHat-compatible FreeGuide RPMs are available from (from the "free" repository). Find out how to enable this repository here: and then install by opening a terminal and typing:

su -c "yum install freeguide"

If you find FreeGuide in your favourite RPM repository, please let us know so we can link to it here.

If you can't get FreeGuide from a repository, you can download it directly here, by going to the download page. Download the freeguide-xx-noarch.rpm RPM file and install it like so:

su -c "rpm -i freeGuide-xx-noarch.rpm"

This will install FreeGuide and put a shortcut to it in the menu.

You can now run FreeGuide by choosing it from the menu (in RedHat it's under "Accessories" or "Other") or alternatively by typing into a terminal:


You'll now need to answer a few questions, and then you're ready to go.

If you use a proxy server (if you don't know, you probably don't), you'll need to read this page: ConfigureProxyOnLinux.

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