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Resolving the nothing provides Error on DNF Update

When using the DNF package manager on CentOS or Fedora-based systems, it is essential to keep your software packages updated for improved functionality and security. However, during a dnf update command, you may encounter an error message stating nothing provides This error can hinder the update process and leave you wondering how to resolve it. In this blog post, we will explore the causes of this error and offer solutions to help you overcome it.

The “nothing provides” error occurs when the required library,, is missing from the repositories accessible by DNF. This library is necessary for multimedia applications and codecs. To fix this error, enable the RPM Fusion repository, which provides additional software packages and libraries. Follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal or SSH session.
  2. Use the sudo command to ensure administrative privileges.
  3. Execute the appropriate command for your system and version:
  • For CentOS:
    sudo dnf install
  • For Fedora:
    sudo dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

By enabling RPM Fusion, you can resolve the missing library issue.


Encountering nothing provides error during a DNF update on CentOS or Fedora can be frustrating. However, by following the solutions provided in this blog post, you can alleviate the error and ensure a seamless update process. Remember to enable the RPM Fusion repository to access additional software packages and install the OpenH264 library if necessary. With these steps, you can overcome the error and enjoy an updated and optimized system.

Note: It is always recommended to proceed with caution when making changes to your system. Ensure you have appropriate backups and verify the sources before enabling additional repositories or installing third-party libraries.

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