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Old 03-05-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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RHEL6 and software question


I wish to have some of the programs I had on Fedora on this new RHEL6. I am not seeing some of those packages through yum now.

Do I need to add sources for yum or what? I don't know.

I'm used to some programs such as GHex and Bit Torrent for example

Perhaps there is a resource I should read?? A link to get me going I don't know about.

Thanks



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Edit

Found "Using EPEL" http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/FAQ

So there is GHex.. Although there seems to be some issues with broken.

Can I use Fedora rpms? I would think not.

Last edited by Ernst0; 03-05-2012 at 04:55 PM.
 
Old 03-05-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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'ghex' : The EPEL repo https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL
> http://download.fedoraproject.org/pu...6-5.noarch.rpm

With the epel.repo in place, you can do # yum search torrent

There are a few *torrent* available.
 
Old 03-05-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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'ghex' : The EPEL repo https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL
> http://download.fedoraproject.org/pu...6-5.noarch.rpm

With the epel.repo in place, you can do # yum search torrent

There are a few *torrent* available.
Thanks .. I managed to find and install that b4 your reply but too smart I am not.

Had this happen.. I think there may be security issues I am not aware of so I am thinking to ask about this report.

[User@Localhost ~]$ yum search *torrent*
Plugin "product-id" can't be imported
Plugin "subscription-manager" can't be imported
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, security
https://cdn.redhat.com/content/dist/...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 77 - "Problem with the SSL CA cert (path? access rights?)"
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: rhel-6-workstation-rpms. Please verify its path and try again

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Ah.. new system new rules.. Am I to allow this some place in some config? Or am I simply not understanding.
 
Old 03-05-2012, 05:49 PM   #4
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Oh cool! There is a directory of packages and one can simply click on.

http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel...r_l.group.html for example.
 
Old 03-05-2012, 06:29 PM   #5
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But, hey, I do miss the automatic dependancy install feature.

Are we more or less installing every library manually?
 
Old 03-05-2012, 10:04 PM   #6
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so you did NOT install the epel repo rpm

then you ARE going to have to manually do EVERYTHING
and it will be a pain in the "bleep"

you need to be root to install software

in firefox
click on the link to the FOR THE 32 BIT rhel6 386/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm

and select "open with software installer "
a pop up asking for the root password will " pop-up"

or terminal
Code:
su -
 rpm -ivh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm
then INSTALL -- A MUST FOR RHEL !!!!!!
yum-priorities plugin
Code:
su -
yum search yum
-- that will give you a list --
yum install ??????
then CONFIGURE IT -- ALSO A MUST !!!
third party repos can sometimes be INCOMPATIBLE with RHN

then run
Code:
su -
yum update
the terminal will ask to import the epel SECURITY hash
say YES
 
Old 03-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #7
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Okay, no I believe I installed that RPM...

I repeated your steps and it reported it was already installed.

Then something went wrong I take it.

So it SHOULD automatically install the depenant files like before.

Okay adding this to the work today.

Reviewing the prceedure.

Thanks again.



Edit:
package epel-release-6-5.noarch is already installed.

So with the Yum search Yum it gives a list of Yum related packages, that is a new command for me, and am I to install them? I assume they are installed?

Sorry to be such a noob but I have learned what I needed to over time to use my computer and find myself attemppting new things and needing to learn as I go.

You have to admit today's desktops are "super computers" from the point of view of 1970's when I was first day-dreaming of computers as a boy.

Update.. I think I hadn't rebooted.. I just installed Yumex and it handled the dependant right.

So perhaps it will function normally now.. I will see.

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Quote:
yum install ghex
Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager
Updating certificate-based repositories.
rhel-6-workstation-rpms | 3.7 kB 00:00
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package ghex.x86_64 0:2.24.0-4.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomeprintui-2-2.so.0()(64bit) for package: ghex-2.24.0-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomeprint-2-2.so.0()(64bit) for package: ghex-2.24.0-4.el6.x86_64
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: ghex-2.24.0-4.el6.x86_64 (epel)
Requires: libgnomeprintui-2-2.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: ghex-2.24.0-4.el6.x86_64 (epel)
Requires: libgnomeprint-2-2.so.0()(64bit)
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
Well for Yumex it resolved and for Ghex it seems broken.

I am confused. Or I need to install some other package first..

Edit2:

Am I needing to install a host of libraries? Is there some main package that will provide functioning and skip this hastle?

I am not sure what the difference between RHEL6 and Fedora is except it would seem that some of the things found in Fedora are to be installed on RHEL6 which makes sence if one is a system admin who runs a tight ship.

<Head Scratch> care to enlighten me? I sure can use it.

Last edited by Ernst0; 03-06-2012 at 03:56 PM.
 
Old 03-07-2012, 03:01 AM   #8
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Requires: libgnomeprintui-2-2.so.0()(64bit)
It's about the package "libgnomeprintui22.x86_64".

Probably ask Redhat how to activate the Redhat repo with libgnomeprintui22.
 
Old 03-07-2012, 03:29 PM   #9
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It's about the package "libgnomeprintui22.x86_64".

Probably ask Redhat how to activate the Redhat repo with libgnomeprintui22.
Okay. I thank you and everyone. The simple truth is many, like me, learn what we need to when we need to.
 
  


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