question on prerequisite for package installation
I have installed redhat6.2 on my old computer (Pentium 100)
I am going to install some new softwares on that.
However, I found most of current softwares require redhat7.x or above.
My question is whether I can upgrade the kernel for redhat6.2 to 7.x or even
higher? or I must reinstall the whole system?
In general, how can I determine whether a software package can be installed
on my OS? In windows' world, it's easy since there are just win9x, winnt,
win2k,winxp, and each software will specify its supported OS. However, in
linux world, there are not only redhat, debian, mandrake... but also version
number and futhermore the kernel version ....
I am becoming really confused about this.
Could anyone give me some clarification over this or some references.
Thanks a lot