You could install it from the install cds easier using packages built for Redhat.
There is also apt4rpm and Red Carpet for easier than source code installs.
# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Easier software management: apt4rpm
- Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks
# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
leads to several configuration tools
# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure X server: