This does not work for Fedora 11.  For Fedora 11, I have compiled RPMs for clamz.  Get the here.

There are many things to love about amazon’s music store: mainstream and lesser well-known artists.  DRM-free.  Super-common mp3 format.  Some of the cheapest prices on the market.  Hundreds of no-cost songs.

But although Amazon.com supports Linux and has RPMs for Fedora, they don’t actually work on Fedora 9 or 10 .  But they do with a few steps.  Here’s how (for i386 and x86_64):

1. Log in as root: su.
2. yum install boost.i386
3. cd /lib
4. ln -s libssl.so.0.9.8g libssl.so.6
5. ln -s libcrypto.so.0.9.8g libcrypto.so.6
6. Download the rpm from http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/help/amd.html
7. cd <the location of where you just saved that RPM>
8. rpm -ivh –nodeps amazonmp3.rpm

As a note of caution, I would frown on ever using –nodeps in any sort of regular practice, and rpm -qV will show library dep problems (which we actually solved).

Enjoy your new DRM-free tunes!

(Special thanks to FedoraForum.)

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