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Old 01-05-2009, 03:17 AM   #1
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Exclamation Install/Uninstall packages in RHEL 5


Dear Experts,

Regarding the above problem, i've searched alot in this forum and found lot of solution but I've not found an easiest solution for a newbie. All are suggesting for creating respositary or using YUM.

I'm using RHEL 5.0, and wants to add/remove packages through system-config-packages (GUI TOOL). Pls suggest how to add/remove packages using local CD/DVD as we were doing in RHEL 3 or 4 versions.

Pls suggest in step by step way.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 06:24 AM   #2
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Try the tips here.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 12:02 PM   #3
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the easiest solution is here
 
Old 01-09-2009, 12:12 PM   #4
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Try the tips here.
Thanks.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 12:17 PM   #5
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the easiest solution is here
Thanks divyashree.. I've just have a glance though the tutotial. I think its good.

But...

I've few questions to both of u "Moderator & U"

I've got the solution after surfing alot in the net & different forums. Finally, I get the coclusion that nobody has the solution of the above problem. The only way is to make respository and use YUM. I've successfully configured and tested it, its working fine. But during testing, I was stucked in a problem; that is, When I go for uninstall a single package, say PYTHON, it uninstalled 486 packages from the system and set the OS in unbootable mode. I thought that I'm basically not a
programmer so its will be better to uninstall PYTHON or same kind of programming languages. That why, I run

# yum remove python

and it all got in mess. Pls suggest in such case.

One more thing, I forgot to install Openoffice during installation. Now I want to install openoffice but I couldn't traceout the package name. What is the package or packages name to install and make openoffice fully functional.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 05:38 PM   #6
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Python is not needed just by programmers. Many programs on Linux distributions are built using python (Fedora makes heavy use of python in its config tools and other applications), so if you uninstall it, you lose a lot of functionality.
 
Old 01-10-2009, 02:41 AM   #7
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Python is not needed just by programmers. Many programs on Linux distributions are built using python (Fedora makes heavy use of python in its config tools and other applications), so if you uninstall it, you lose a lot of functionality.
Thanks reddazz,

pls solve openoffice issue also (mentioned above......)
 
Old 01-10-2009, 08:52 AM   #8
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hello arunabh,what moderator said is totally correct.U shoudn't have to uninstall python as there'll be a lot of dependecy problem for the applications which will take u to unbootable problem or other.U r not a programmer ,so dont try to uninstall the languages which are installed by default..

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Old 01-10-2009, 08:53 AM   #9
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open office link is here
after extracting install the rpms in rpm directory and to create the office menu in the main menu install the redhat package from the dir desktop-integration which is inside rpm dir..

Last edited by unSpawn; 01-10-2009 at 10:12 AM. Reason: //mod dupmerge
 
  


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