This is my very first post regarding Linux on any forum. Because this is first time ever I am trying to learn Linux in 14 years. I have installed CentOS 6 as guest OS using VMware on Windows 7 system.
I have successfully installed Apache, MySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin and ffmpeg using Google search. When I was searching about how to install these softwares I found that Linux seems to be very complex platform compared with Windows because nothing installs as simple 'next' clicks on Linux.
I really scratched my head while installing ffmpeg because it threw lot of errors and here I am listing them though I have successfully installed it but I want to learn about those commands.
First after fresh install of CentOS when I used the command
yum install ffmpeg
it threw no package found error. And same error appeared when I tried to install phpmyadmin
yum install phpmyadmin
After searching quite a bit I found that where CentOS looks by default about the packages, there seems to be ffmpeg and phpmyadmin missing.
Then I used couple of commands and edited a file too
i) Inserted following lines to /etc/yum.repos.d/dag.repo
name=Dag RPM Repository for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
ii)rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...6-5.noarch.rpm
iii) rpm --import http://apt.sw.be/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
iv) yum repolist
v) yum update
vi) yum install yum-priorities
After above six steps when I tried
yum install phpmyadmin (it was a success)
and yum install ffmpeg also installed ffmpeg BUT an older version.
Now, I am here to seek help about above six commands though I guess it actually updated the CentOS about new available softwares but what each command exactly do?
And one more thing that is ffmpeg is installed but its 0.6.1 ver while I want the latest release. Here are few questions
1) Why CentOS didn't pick the latest release itself?
2) Now what changed I need to do to make CentOS install latest release of the software when I issue command "yum install"?
And thank everybody for your precious time.