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Old 07-19-2011, 07:23 AM   #1
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installing softwares


hi,
well i wanted to install firefox and few other softwares in centos,so can anyone please tell me how to do it?
or is firefox already pre-installed in centos?
 
Old 07-19-2011, 07:27 AM   #2
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Firefox is installed by default : CentOS 4, 5, 6.

Finding a package : yum search <name> ( or part of name.)

Installing : # yum install <package-name>

The package lists are here http://mirror.centos.org/centos/

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Old 07-19-2011, 08:08 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SarahGurung View Post
hi,
well i wanted to install firefox and few other softwares in centos,so can anyone please tell me how to do it?
or is firefox already pre-installed in centos?
[root@testServer ~]# rpm -qa | grep -i firefox
firefox-1.0.7-1.4.3.centos4


If you get no output then firefox is not installed on your system.
 
Old 07-19-2011, 08:55 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by SarahGurung View Post
hi,
well i wanted to install firefox and few other softwares in centos,so can anyone please tell me how to do it?
or is firefox already pre-installed in centos?
Yes, Firefox is installed by default on CentOS.

For the installation of other softwares

Code:
man yum
man rpm
 
Old 07-19-2011, 08:09 PM   #5
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As post #2, FF is installed by default, unless you didn't install a GUI...
Useful yum cmds http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-2531
Note also that if you HAVE installed the GUI (normally GNOME), the the menu option is Add/Remove Software (Centos 5.x anyway).

Which distro/version have you got? Try
Code:
cat /etc/*release*
to find out.

Last edited by chrism01; 07-19-2011 at 08:10 PM.
 
  


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