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Okay, decided to load APT for Redhat. Downloaded apt.0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm Now I type su in terminal then password NOW HOW DO I INSTALL THE ABOVE MENTIONED RPM? Please respond with exact steps keystroke for keystroke. I'm M$ impaired.
When you downloaded it, your download manager may have asked you where you wanted to save it. If you dont remember where, it may have been saved in YOUR home directory. In this case, it would be the default directory that you are in when you open your terminal. Type ls (ell - ess, to list the contents of your directory), and if the rpm file is there, you can type the previous command to install it... Otherwise it may be easier for you to follow the actions of downloading the file once more, and stop when you get to the dialogue which prompts you for a location to save the file, and you will know where the file is located so that you can install it.
Oh yes, if the file is located in another directory, like: /home/myUserName/downloads - then you can use the following command structure to change to that directory, (similar to the Microsoft stuff): cd /home/myUserName/downloads.
Keep in mind that nearly everything is case-sensitive in a linux environment. For more information, you can always refer to the man pages. Type 'man rpm' to find out more about rpms.
In a terminal:
apt-get install package name
where package name is the application that you want to install.
you also might want to apt-get install synaptic
which is a gui for apt, can be very usefull
THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR HELP. WITH YOUR HELP I HAVE INSTALLED SYNAPTIC AND STARTED LOADING NEEDED FILES. THIS SITE HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL. I LOADED REDHAT 9.0 ONTO A SEPERATE HARD DRIVE WITH A REMOVABLE RACK AND HAVE COMMITED TO LEAVING MY WINDOWS XP OUT UNTIL I CAN MASTER LINUX. I WANT TO SEE IF I CAN COMPLETE ALL THE OPERATIONS AS WITH XP. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR HELP. I'M SURE I'LL POST AGAIN PROBABLY SOONER THAN LATER.