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Originally Posted by lumbi
hello. i am new to the rhel5 os. i am trying to insatll packages from the internet because it seems to have no repositories
Do you have an official, registered and subscribed RHEL version? RHEL products are not free and one can only get access to the repositories after registering.
A good, free alternative to rhel5 would be CentOS 5.
Hope this helps.