Originally Posted by TobiSGD
You can install any package that is meant for your distribution. Your first problem is that you downloaded the packages for RHEL 5, they won't work on RHEL 6. The second problem is that you also have to download and install all packages that are listed as dependencies for the package you want to install. Normally this would be done by the yum package manager automatically, but since you aren't registered (the cheapest option is 49$/year, IIRC) you have to do it manually. With CentOS you will get this functionality for free.
Installed CentOS 6.2 .....After completing reboot......I gave command " yum list all "..........and I got the following output....
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?releas...h=i386&repo=os
14: PYCURL ERROR 6 - "Couldn't resolve host 'mirrorlist.centos.org'"
Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base