Testing Repos by Default?

Out of curiosity, are testing repos supposed to exist in /etc/yum.repos.d/ by default? I clean-installed the Fedora 35 instance a couple of weeks ago from an image from getfedora.org. I’ve done no version updates (i.e., from F34 to F35 or anything like that). None of the testing repos show as being activated in Discover (Plasma) or Software (Gnome). I’ve got no record of adding any test repos in my list of things I installed, and doing a CTRL-R in the terminal to search for “test” gives me nothing. But looking in that directory shows four testing repos (I tried Bolding those test repos in the list below, but since they’re in a code block they just got double asterisks around them – they’re not really listed that way in a terminal window):

ll /etc/yum.repos.d/
total 84
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  217 May  8 22:52 brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com_x86_64_.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  292 May  8 21:46 _copr_phracek-PyCharm.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  728 Oct 11  2021 fedora-cisco-openh264.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1302 Oct 11  2021 fedora-modular.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1239 Oct 11  2021 fedora.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1349 Oct 11  2021 fedora-updates-modular.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1286 Oct 11  2021 fedora-updates.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1391 Oct 11  2021 **fedora-updates-testing-modular.repo**
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1344 Oct 11  2021 **fedora-updates-testing.repo**
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  174 May  8 22:52 google-chrome.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  169 May  8 22:51 microsoft-edge.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  187 May  8 22:52 packages.microsoft.com_yumrepos_edge.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1248 Oct 23  2021 rpmfusion-free.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1264 Oct 23  2021 rpmfusion-free-updates.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1324 Oct 23  2021 **rpmfusion-free-updates-testing.repo**
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1487 May  8 21:46 rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1312 Oct 23  2021 rpmfusion-nonfree.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1391 May  8 21:46 rpmfusion-nonfree-steam.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1309 Oct 23  2021 rpmfusion-nonfree-updates.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1369 Oct 23  2021 **rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing.repo**
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  167 May  8 22:52 winehq.repo

This are directories who got renamed with this four asterisks. Try to undo and then use the manual below to remove the testing repos.
Do not forget to do a sudo dnf upgrade --refresh after you removed the asterisks from the Folder Names.

If you tell us exactly with which image you made the installation we probably can tell you more why the testing was activated or at least present in the repos folder.


At least between gnome and dnf I do know that this are different packet managers.

I just mentioned the asterisks so people didn’t think they actually showed up in the “ll” list in terminal that way. It’s just a cosmetic issue with my post here. They’re not a problem.

It looks like the image I used to install this was:


Maybe they get activated when the initial install is updated to later sub-versions? But, it’s just odd that they don’t show up in Discover or Software while they’re present in the terminal list.

And, if I do a sudo dnf update (or upgrade) --refresh, I get a list of 17 repos, while 21 (4 different) are listed in yum.repos.d.

The testing repos for fedora and rpm fusion are installed but disabled.


I forgot that it was possible to disable repositories. Thanks. That explains it.

And, if anyone wants to know how to manually disable repositories:


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