if you are interested in learning about compiling from source, this would be a great opportunity.
However, if you are not interested, try installing using yum or apt-get.
I shamelessly stole the following from a post by Megaman X
(adopted it though):
you may want to use a neat application to install programs in Redhat. It's called apt. Apt was originally created for Debian, but it got so popular that many other distributions are using it. It works like this: You open a console, become root and type "apt-get <name of program to install>. Let's say k3b?
Apt will connect to the Internet, download all packages and dependencies and install it for you. It cannot get any easier than that . There's even a graphical interface for apt-get, called synaptic. Guess how to install it?
apt-get install xine
NOTE: not everything is up-to-date or available through apt. Nonetheless it's an amazing tool if you are going to stick with rpm's.
apt-get install synaptic
Download apt-get here:
I think redhat comes with yum (another system quite like apt-get) installed by default. You can try using that as well (yum install k3b
if it tells you to update the database (it will tell you what command to use) do so.)
Unfortunatelly I have recently got rid of redhat, so I cannot confirm this at the moment
I hope this will help you get all programs installed,