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Old 08-01-2004, 06:20 PM   #1
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Installing GUI on minimal install


HI,
I installed Redhat 9.0 and kept getting errors like unable to read certain packages late in the install. I kept starting over and taking stuff out. I'd get further but still kept getting errors.

Anyway I finally selected minimal install and that worked but all I have is the command line. i would like to add stuff like the gui, compilers but it looks like there are hundreds of packages on the CD's. Any ideas on how I can figure out which rpm's I need for like the GUI and other major applications?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 06:30 PM   #2
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I don't know whether DeadRat comes with any
tools that follow-up on dependencies automagically,
if it does hopefully someone can tell you how ...

If it doesn't or they don't, you could try something
like locating a kde-package and then run
rpm -i <package>
That will tell you about missing packages, you could
then do

rpm -i <package> | grep needed | xargs rpm -i

You get the idea :)


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