1st time installing redhat - Make and Make Install does not work
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Are you trying to install this using source (the end of the file you downloaded would prbably be .tar.gz) or using an rpm. If possible it's usually easier to use rpms, and I would think they would be availble for the things you say you're installing. If you have an rpm you install it with the command rpm -i [package name]. You might need to install other files as dependencies however.
If you're trying to install from source the normal procedure is to uncompress the files (command = tar -xzvf). After this it's ususally switch to the uncompressed directory then type ./configure, then make, than make install, though sometimes things are a little different and it will have correct instructions in a README file.