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Old 02-09-2010, 11:15 PM   #1
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Where to download packages for RHEL


Hi, I ran into some errors while installing Oracle Grid Control on RHEL 5.4. I believe I need to install some packages. Where is the right place to download packages for RHEL? I would prefer binary code. Also, I downloaded a source file somewhere. Can you please tell me how to build and install it? Your advice is greatly appreciated.

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Gary
 
Old 02-09-2010, 11:23 PM   #2
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Where is the right place to download packages for RHEL?
Have a look at the following:

1. http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=redhat

2. http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/
 
Old 02-09-2010, 11:27 PM   #3
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Also, I downloaded a source file somewhere. Can you please tell me how to build and install it
Your source file was in tar format ?
Well u first need to untar it :

Code:
tar -xf filename
Navigate to the newly created folder after the execution of above command.
Run :
Code:
./configure
make
su
make install
 
Old 02-10-2010, 12:13 AM   #4
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Thanks Anisha. Excuse me for being too Newbie. I am trying to find the following three RPMs, but I could not find any of them in the URL above.

gnome-libs-1.4.1.2.90-44.1
openmotif-2.1.30-11 (x86_64)
gdbm-1.8.0.26.2.1 (i386)

Do you have any idea?

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Old 02-10-2010, 12:21 AM   #5
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Your source file was in tar format ?
Well u first need to untar it :

Code:
tar -xf filename
Navigate to the newly created folder after the execution of above command.
Run :
Code:
./configure
make
su
make install
Are these complete set of commands? Is there any response needed if you run the command set? The reason I am asking is that I need to put them in shell script file and use sudo to execute the file. I don't have root power.
 
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I am trying to find the following three RPMs, but I could not find any of them in the URL above.

gnome-libs-1.4.1.2.90-44.1
openmotif-2.1.30-11 (x86_64)
gdbm-1.8.0.26.2.1 (i386)

Do you have any idea?
Try here:
http://www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2htm...ery=gnome-libs
 
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Are these complete set of commands? Is there any response needed if you run the command set? The reason I am asking is that I need to put them in shell script file and use sudo to execute the file. I don't have root power.
Yes, they are complete set of commands for installing source.
No, these commands do not need any user response.

Is it necessary for u to put them in script ? You can directly run them.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 10:39 AM   #8
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Yes, they are complete set of commands for installing source.
No, these commands do not need any user response.

Is it necessary for u to put them in script ? You can directly run them.
My sudo is limited to run a specific SHELL script. So I neeed to put all commands in the script. I am DBA. I am doing that to avoid bothing the server team, which takes for weekd to response.
 
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I still couldn't find the packages for RHEL. Is it OK to use a package for distribution other than RHEL? Thanks again.
 
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Redhat is a propitiatory OS.
Packages are available only, when you have a paid account.

The free versions of Redhat EL 5 are : CentOS 5.4
and Scientific Linux SL 54.

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Does that mean I can use packages for CentOS 5.4 in RHEL 5? If not, can the same package source code be used for both distributions?
 
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Yes, you can use CentOS 5.4 packages in RHEL 5.

The RH EL 5 source code is used for all three mentioned Linux.
Source RH : http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/lin...r/en/os/SRPMS/

CentOS repo URL, base, example i386
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.4/os/i386/

Updates repo http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.4/updates/i386/
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I appreciate all the helps here. I will let you guys know the outcome as soon as I have the result.
 
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Redhat is a propitiatory OS.
Packages are available only, when you have a paid account.
I don't use Red-hat, but does your statement mean that I can't install rpm packages downloaded from some other sites in red-hat ?
 
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I still couldn't find the packages for RHEL. Is it OK to use a package for distribution other than RHEL? Thanks again.
All I know about Red-hat is that, it uses RPMs, that's why I pointed you to that link.

I use Suse, it also uses RPMs, I usually download them from some site and get them installed, it works fine with me.
 
  


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