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Old 09-09-2007, 05:49 AM   #1
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installing default packages after installing linux


Hello all,

I installed RHEL 4.0 with minimal package selection. Now, I need to install GNOME, KDE, open office, developers tools, games and so on.

If there was gnome already installed i could have go to add/remove program and installed additional packages. But I dont have any graphical environment now. Its very tedious to install all those packages using rpm. If there had been text based software for installing packages, it would have been very easy, like i could check developers tools, kde and gnome and installed all of them with single click. It would ask me for cd one by one.

Is there any text based command for it?
 
Old 09-09-2007, 12:42 PM   #2
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Why didn't you just install those when you were installing RHEL?
 
Old 09-11-2007, 11:51 AM   #3
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if i had done so, why would i come here for help? What a stupid reply. Just waste of time.
 
Old 09-11-2007, 06:27 PM   #4
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I'm just saying that it would be alot easier to install them in the first place instead of coming here to ask how to install them
anyhow learn how to use the yum command
man yum
 
Old 09-11-2007, 07:46 PM   #5
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As recommended, use the yum tool, as it will take care of dependencies for you ie you avoid rpm dependency hell.
 
Old 09-12-2007, 07:00 AM   #6
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I know how easy it would have been. But sometime you can come to situation where you have to install lots of packages and you dont have gnome installed. I was just trying to learn new things.

Thanks for the yum.

Actually i was looking for commands like netconfig.
 
  


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