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Old 04-01-2009, 02:58 PM   #1
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How do I install packages with dependencies

Hi. Guys

I'm very new to unix. just got a Linux certification eight months ago.

I've install Red Hat Enterprise/Fedora Core 1 linux forth edition from CDs
that came with a book (O'Reilly) I purchesed.

I'v been trying to install software packages for example: Group Wise for Linux, Adobe flash player, and a Java Runtime Environment.

I keep getting dependency error; Is there a way to download and install a software packege and have the dependencies install during the install. During the install can I have the dependencies found via the internet and installed?

I using rpm to do the install.

Old 04-01-2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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you're going to have to look at 'yum' for rh.

i haven't used an rpm distro for a while, yet take a look at google for yum, set it up, and then at your prompt-
yum package
Old 04-01-2009, 03:08 PM   #3
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What you are looking for is called a package manager. These are the best thing with linux.

Check for example.
Old 04-01-2009, 03:43 PM   #4
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FC1 has not been supported in years, currently Fedora is on F10(the core part was dropped after FC6). F11 will be out shortly (this month?) but support for Fedora is only 13months (one month after F11s release support for F9 will be dropped).

You did not mention which version of RHEL you were using. RHEL did not use yum(native) until RHEL5. RH also charges a subscription fee in order to access RHEL binary packages. Centos is RHEL with the logos removed. It is free to download/update and is binary compatible with RHEL. Current release for RHEL/Centos is 5.3 .
Old 04-01-2009, 04:13 PM   #5
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I have CentOS 5
I'll try to get the RPM package manager first.
and look at yum for RH

then do an istall of CentOS,a on another server.
I don't know the RH version.
when I type.....uname -a (I think the way to get the version)
I get
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.4.22-1.2115.nptlsmp #1 SMP Wed Oct 29 15:30:09 EST 2003 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Thanks everyone.
Old 04-01-2009, 04:17 PM   #6
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The 2.4 kernel is most probably RHEL3.X, it did not support yum. It uses up2date instead. See 'man up2date".


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