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Old 02-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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rpm gui packages


hi guys,

can anyone list down the required packages on setting up gui environment on redhat 8. i'm nowhere to found on the internet the required rpms for X11. thanks
 
Old 02-27-2012, 09:17 PM   #2
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No X11 package naming 10 years ago ?

The 2002 packages are "XFree86-4.2.0-72.i386.rpm" etc. XFree86*
http://ftp.riken.go.jp/pub/Linux/fed...t/8.0/os/i386/
http://ftp.riken.go.jp/pub/Linux/fedoralegacy/redhat/

Updates 2003
http://ftp.riken.go.jp/pub/Linux/fed.../updates/i386/

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:18 PM   #3
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Hi, The dependant packages for X should be resolved by the rpm system when a package requiring X is requested.

This could lead to a large download, be warned.

if you have the install disk, place it in the cdrom drive.

I haven't used RH for quite some time, so I'll generalise....If I may.

If you installed lxde, kde4, and/or gnome etc (GUI, (winxp like)), the rpm system will gather all the dependant packages and then install them.

In redhat (8) edit, it's called X86Free

from here...
ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/redhat-a...6/RedHat/RPMS/

cd to the dir where the rpms reside.

type, rpm -ivh <package-name>.rpm

auto-complete may be enabled on your system, if so type the first few chars of the <package-name> and hit TAB.

Hope this helps.

If you need a website to find package repos, well there's one link above,

from http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/ there are many others, do a search "redhat rpms", :-)

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:27 PM   #4
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In redhat it's called (X86Free) XFree86
No. Not since Redhat 9 / Fedora 1, 8 years ago.
 
Old 02-27-2012, 09:31 PM   #5
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setting up gui environment on redhat 8
nuf said
 
Old 02-28-2012, 12:46 AM   #6
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they decided to install the graphical X11 on rhel5.0 version the problem is i'm unable to use yum to install group package for X windows System. any alternative even idea on how am i gonna install the graphical. Thanks
 
Old 02-29-2012, 12:12 AM   #7
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Depends what you mean exactly(!) by 'unable to install...', but this
Code:
yum groupinstall "Gnome Desktop Environment"
at the cli as root should do it.

Check avail group names thus
Code:
yum grouplist
Of course if this true RHEL, the you need to already have paid(!) & be registered with RH; use
Code:
rhn_register
If you want same stuff for free, remove RHEL & use Centos instead (no reg reqd).

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Old 02-29-2012, 12:21 AM   #8
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hi @chrism01,

tnx for the replied. unfortunately the rhel box does not have any available internet connection at all. I need to manually build the GUI environment of it. any ideas to start of. Thanks
 
Old 02-29-2012, 05:32 PM   #9
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You really need the "redhat 8 install cd", without it, or a network connection to a machine that does have internet access.

There are 5 cd-roms in the set, if you can find a computer to download them and burn to cd-rom, you'll be set to go.ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/redhat-a...0/en/iso/i386/

I once had a friend download and burn the iso's to disk and post (mail man) them to me. (good friend!)

You'll still have problems with updates and such.

As said above, if you don't have a licenced version of redhat, you might be wasting effort trying to set it up and then to find you can't use it for anything anyway.

I have not used centos, but if you want to stay close to Redhat, centos is the best free choice. ( then fedora)

All the best, Glenn

Last edited by GlennsPref; 02-29-2012 at 05:33 PM. Reason: redhat 8 iso url
 
Old 02-29-2012, 05:53 PM   #10
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Actually, the OP aid he's moved on from old RH8 to RHEL5.0

@OP: 3 (at least) options

0. if you still have the orig install media, use option 1 below, but src from the Install media

1. https://code.google.com/p/iredmail/w...Yum_Repository, which is what I use in a similar situation.
You have to have an acct at RH so you can download the DVD ISO for RHEL5.0.
Of course you can always download a more up to date eg 5.7 ISO and do 'yum update' after creating the local repo.
They've just brought out 5.8, but that isn't 'frozen' yet; ie will change a few more times till 5.9 comes out.

2. use a PRoxy eg https://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/R...ion-PROXY.html

3. use RH Satellite https://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/R...Guide-SAT.html

4. see also this article http://kenfallon.com/how-to-mirror-r...your-firewall/

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Old 02-29-2012, 06:17 PM   #11
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Ooops, sorry. My bad.
 
  


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