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Distribution: pclos2016, Slack14.1 Deb Jessie, + 50+ other Linux OS, for test only.
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.
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.
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.