Installing applications made easy
Hey folks, perhaps I am not as smart as I thought I was. What a challenge it has been to use Linux. I want to be able to install some packages but man what a headache. I go to install RPM's and it appears that they install but how to deploy them. Tar for Firfox update, but when I deploy firefox still reflects the original version. Kernel update with a .b2z and tar does not work on this file format for kernel update. Hurdle after hurdle, I have to believe that either I am doing a lot of things wrong or there is a much easier way.
There is so much information in the way of Linux that trying to perform some of these basic operations leads you down a path that perhaps i shouldn't be.
Can anyone guide me to some basic outlines for installing application either by the CLI or by the GUI and running them. This seems to be taking a lot longer then expected.
Using RHEL 4
Any assistance would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance