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Old 06-29-2009, 09:47 AM   #1
neerajrawat1
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how to install different softwares on red hat linux dats RHEL 5


hello friends i just want to know that how to install different softwares like music player,video player dat supports all video formats how to open word files and all the softwares dat u have tried and d method on red hat linux 5.

Because i thought that just need to install the rpm for the related software i did for real player and it went fine i can play mp3 now i also downloaded open office and vlc player for office files and video but office is in tar format so how to install it and vlc is in rpm but when m clicking on it many folders are opening.

One inside the other it keeps on opening folders like . den usr den bin and share den dey have other folders as well and when we right click new option is der archive manager even when m trying to install rpms from the cd from server folder same thing is happening i cant install rpm for ftp,samba or apache any guesses why this is happening ????has any1 faced any kinda probs in red hat any version

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Old 06-29-2009, 09:59 AM   #2
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hello friends i just wanna know that how to install different softwares like music player,video player dat supports all video formats how to open word files and all the softwares dat u have tried and d method
Hey, dat priddy dum talk no good. wot abut u talk gud an den we lissun? Y we bova help u iffin u not bova talk gud? Why we tak u seruss?

Anyway, there are forum rules about that sort of thing.
Please avoid too much abbreviation, do use punctuation, do use paragraphs.
In a multi-national forum, clear use of language is very important. Especially if English is not your first language.

In RHEL you use up2date to install software from RHN.
If you would prefer to have non-commercial support, then you are urged to consider a non commercial distribution - if you like RHEL then perhaps you should try the non-commercial clone: CentOS.

You are asking about restricted formats - you need to be aware that there are legal and ethical issues associated with many of these. That way you will be making an informed decision when you install the software. I won't go into it because these are the most common questions in the gnu/linux world. Use the search function, or google.

If you don't understand why this reply is less than immediately helpful, follow the advice link in my sig.
Thank you.
 
Old 06-29-2009, 10:06 AM   #3
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ok buddy i got it and after reading your first paragraph i understood everything.thanks i will take care in future
 
Old 06-29-2009, 10:33 AM   #4
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hello friends i just want to know that how to install different softwares like music player,video player dat supports all video formats how to open word files and all the softwares dat u have tried and d method on red hat linux 5.

Because i thought that just need to install the rpm for the related software i did for real player and it went fine i can play mp3 now i also downloaded open office and vlc player for office files and video but office is in tar format so how to install it and vlc is in rpm but when m clicking on it many folders are opening.

One inside the other it keeps on opening folders like . den usr den bin and share den dey have other folders as well and when we right click new option is der archive manager even when m trying to install rpms from the cd from server folder same thing is happening i cant install rpm for ftp,samba or apache any guesses why this is happening ????has any1 faced any kinda probs in red hat any version
U just check this page,ok..

http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/FAQ.php
 
Old 06-29-2009, 10:35 AM   #5
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Cool - knew you were smart - while you are at it, please edit your profile to show your location, and, when you settle on one, a distro. Your username looks Indian-ish to me, but you could be from Wisconsin for all I know.

This info will appear to the left of your posts (see mine) and helps people read what you write and reply properly.

FYI: the first letter of each sentence is upper case. "I" to mean yourself, is always upper-case. There is always at least one space after a dot when you mean it to end a sentence - where it is called a full stop or a period. A dot with no space after it actually joins the words on either side, and has a special meaning in computers - as part of a url for example.

When you settle on a distro, google for the things the distro does not do for you. Try a few things out - then, ask here. That way you'll look quite bright even if you didn't figure it out. Of course, I am making assumptions - maybe you purchased a support agreement from Redhat and use up2date.
 
Old 06-29-2009, 10:37 AM   #6
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hey neat - do the dag repos have the core packages as well?
 
Old 06-29-2009, 08:52 PM   #7
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FYI, for RHEL 5 yum replaces up2date.
Try the official repos first, then EPEL http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL

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Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) is a volunteer-based community effort from the Fedora project to create a repository of high-quality add-on packages for Red Hat Enterprise (RHEL) and its compatible spinoffs such as CentOS or Scientific Linux. Fedora is the upstream of RHEL and add-on packages for EPEL are sourced from the Fedora repository primarily and built against RHEL.
 
Old 06-29-2009, 11:18 PM   #8
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FYI, for RHEL 5 yum replaces up2date.
Well that's an improvement!
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Try the official repos first, then EPEL http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL
Does access to the official repos require a maintenance contract? EPEL does not seem to include core packages for RHEL, but is a great resource with likely better legs than the redhat legacy project.

Unless there is a RHEL core-package repo, switching distro is still the more useful approach long-term.

Assuming, of course, that OP does not have a contract...
 
Old 07-03-2009, 10:22 AM   #9
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Back Again

Hello,guys i am back again now with more doubts. Can you guys just let me know that how to play flv and mpeg video songs in red hat. How to open word files in red hat if there is any particular software then let me know

I would like to tell you that i have already tried vlc and open office but the problem i am facing with them have written in my first post that they are kind of folders that are keep on opening nothing like i got the rpm of real player that was installed with just a double click
 
Old 07-03-2009, 10:26 AM   #10
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Simon Bridge

Nopes i am not a paid user so that i can use up2date feature. I have two machines in one i have Redhat and in other i have fedora and solaris so i am experimenting things not much trouble in playing these things in fedora 11 and solaris a bit facing probs in rhel 5
 
Old 07-03-2009, 10:29 AM   #11
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divyashree

Nopes i didnt get anything what the link is all about
 
Old 07-03-2009, 01:59 PM   #12
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for fedora ( Fedora is NOT recomended for the NEW linux user -- it very often NEEDS FIXING)
see
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f11.html
and
http://www.dnmouse.org/
and install Autoten/eleven

Foe the NEW linux user i would recommend installing Ubuntu
 
Old 07-03-2009, 10:02 PM   #13
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For RHEL - you use yum to obtain packages just like with fedora. The main difference is that you need access to repositories which supply the packages you need to install. That would be the DAG repository.

Ideally you want to use the RHN repos, but those are only available to paid customers. AFAICT, you still need the RHN repos to update core packages - though you may get away with adding the CentOS repos.

The best way to learn RHEL without paying for it is to use CentOS instead. CentOS is exactly RHEL, only community supported.
 
Old 07-04-2009, 09:25 AM   #14
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I didnt get you dude i know this thing that i can provide softwares even one has purchased windows or other thing i have no problems in windows as i am new thats why facing problem .

I am only surprised that i guess its a 8 years old community still didnt get any satisfactory solution i justr wanna know even i downloaded the softwares like vlc and open office why they arent installing as i did real player and managed to play the mp3 files
 
Old 07-04-2009, 11:19 PM   #15
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hey neat - do the dag repos have the core packages as well?
Yes, dag repos have the core packages as well.
 
  


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