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how the hell u peoples using linux unable to install any software.... what ever i install it ask for dependency..... is there any to download alll the dependency by the installer....
i'm using RHEL 5...
RHEL5 uses the yum package manager and if you install via yum, dependencies are taken care of automatically. If you are installing from source, you will have to read the docs on the app before you attempt install to make sure you have all the dependencies the app requires.
The yum repositories are enromous. There is very little that you cannot install via yum, unless it is third party (not yum supported). If you are tryng to install third party software, many packages are available in RPM format, in which case you would simply use the software installer in REHL5.
Install the dependencies. It will tell you what dependencies are missing, and you can just install them. Any dependencies needed by pidgin I believe will also be in the repositories (I have never used that app, but it is standard in most of the top distros).
Make sure that yum repositories point to the proper locations to download packages from. On Fedora the repositories packages are called fedora-release and fedora-release-notes. I guess RHEL will have something similar.