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Old 02-11-2010, 04:03 AM   #16
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I use Suse, it also uses RPMs, I usually download them from some site
Why do you do that ? Generally you don't download stuff in Linux.
But use the Package Manager. Suse : # zypper in <package>


The thing with Redhat EL(5) is, that it is only recognized
as Redhat, if you have a license. ( By certain pieces of software.)
The recommended OS is CentOS 5.4 , giving you access to 11,000
packages with # yum install <package>.

Just downloading packages "from some site" : Only a matter of time
before you run into impossible dependency problems.
And also gets files installed, preventing you from installing other
certain files / packages.
.....
 
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:39 PM   #17
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As above...
If you've got RHEL (ie paid for support/updates) then ask them the best place. Do not randomly download stuff, it will break..
Alternately, Get OEL (Oracle's version of RHEL; again a paid for distro).
Lastly you could try Centos (free version of RHEL).
Do your best to stick to the official repos for whichever distro you have.
 
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:00 PM   #18
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If you've got RHEL (ie paid for support/updates) then ask them the best place. Do not randomly download stuff, it will break..
Thanks for the enlightnment ! I was not aware of the fact that installing rpm's from some site could break some pre-installed ones.

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Old 02-11-2010, 11:03 PM   #19
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Its a dependencies issue; hence the yum tool

Good luck
 
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Why do you do that ? Generally you don't download stuff in Linux.
But use the Package Manager. Suse : # zypper in <package>
Zypper downloads from internet. I don't have internet at home. That's the reason I download RPMs/tar balls from some site at office and then install them at home.

What is the better way to install some package if the internet connection is not available ?

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The thing with Redhat EL(5) is, that it is only recognized
as Redhat, if you have a license. ( By certain pieces of software.)
Thanks for the enlightnment!

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Old 02-12-2010, 05:00 AM   #21
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What is the better way to install some package if the
internet connection is not available ?
Then please only use the Suse 11.2 packages :
http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/
> oss/ → suse/ , and non-oss/ → suse/
Update http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/rpm/

And : The packman.repo can be used too ..
http://mirror.geht-schon.de/packman.....de/suse/11.2/

You can setup a local repo, if you download the most.
Or buy a DVD, if you don't have one, example
http://www.linuxcd.org/view_distro.php
.....

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Old 02-12-2010, 05:11 AM   #22
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Then please only use the Suse 11.2 packages :
http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/
> oss/ → suse/ , and non-oss/ → suse/
Update http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/rpm/

And : The packman.repo can be used too ..
http://mirror.geht-schon.de/packman.....de/suse/11.2/

You can setup a local repo, if you download the most.
Or buy a DVD, if you don't have one, example
http://www.linuxcd.org/view_distro.php
.....
Many thanks for the useful links !!

I have the dvd of openSuse 11.2, but there are packages which are not on the Dvd e.g.
chm reader,
vlc player,
djvu viewer...


For these kind of packages I do need RPM's.

Thanks again..
 
Old 02-12-2010, 05:40 AM   #23
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Packman 11.2 / i586 :

http://mirror.geht-schon.de/packman....use/11.2/i586/

> > vlc , djv

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Old 02-12-2010, 05:42 AM   #24
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Packman 11.2 / i586 :

http://mirror.geht-schon.de/packman....use/11.2/i586/

> > vlc , djv

.....
Thanks again ..
 
Old 02-12-2010, 10:48 PM   #25
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I downloaded three packages for CentOS and installed on RHEL 5. Two of them were installed successfully. The other failed becuase its dependents were not installled. Finally, my OEM Grid Control install was successful.

Thanks to everyone's help. I learned from you.

Gary
 
  


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