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Old 07-25-2003, 11:00 AM   #1
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is there an rpm software manager for redhat 8?


is there an rpm software manager for redhat 8, or a program that can manage (install - uninstall) installed rpm's on the system?
like in mandrake 9.. i think it has a program that has a list of rpm that are not installed in the system and you just check it and click install and then put the appropriate disc and it will install the rpm package..
does redhat also have that kind of prog?
thank you
God bless
 
Old 07-25-2003, 11:19 AM   #2
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Try redhat-config-packages

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network
Manage software:
redhat-config-packages

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
 
Old 07-25-2003, 11:22 AM   #3
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Or better yet, get apt-get. See my sig for details. Way better than the default package manager in my opinion.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 11:36 AM   #4
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Well the program to install and uninstall rpms is the utility rpm.

But I don't think you are asking that question :+)

You are in fact asking for a GUI interface to package management
akin to Yast2 in SusE. RedHat used to have a number of package
manager GUI programs, one written by RedHat themselves,
and there was also a Gnome program gnorpm, which I fear is
not longer included in the distribution. But you can get it from

http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/se...p?query=gnorpm


What you should consider doing to make life a lot easier is to install

apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr0.rh80.1.i386.rpm

and

synaptic-0.32-fr2.i386.rpm

from http://psyche.freshrpms.net/

which will let you get updates over the net.

The big advantage of apt is that it takes care of working out all of the package dependencies for you.

And the big plus of synaptic is that provides a very nice GUI with filtering capability, eg show me all the packages I have installed or not installed, updates available, etc.

And if you reburn your RedHat cdroms with the necessary meta-data
as explained at

http://freshrpms.net/apt/

then you will be able to manage the rpms on your CD-ROMs using synaptic as well.

Do not forget to look at http://freshrpms.net/apt/repositories.html for entries to add to your /etc/apt/sources.list file, if you do install apt.

I hope this information helps you in managing your packages.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 11:46 AM   #5
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To get the pointy-clicky (synaptic) to apt-get command

apt-get install synaptic

After it installs, you can do the pointy-clicky package management.

Red Carpet is similar but concentrates on ximian gnome and other "channels"
 
Old 07-25-2003, 11:59 AM   #6
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oh good... i always use that redhat-config-packages...
looking for something better than that...
downloadin apt-get...
let's see what will happen.. thanks guys
 
Old 07-25-2003, 12:20 PM   #7
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Hi kublador!!!

You might want to check this out. It's a struggle that me and some forum buddies won to install a program in RedHat. You might think interesting and you can see some usage of synaptic and apt-get:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t=Dependancies

Good Luck!
 
Old 07-26-2003, 11:21 AM   #8
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cool
 
Old 07-26-2003, 02:35 PM   #9
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Does synaptic work without an established Internet connection? I have dialup, and like to manage packages locally w/o dialing up first. THX!
 
Old 07-26-2003, 02:44 PM   #10
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You can launch it and select stuff to install/uninstall, but any updating is done on-line as it calls upon internet repositories and not the CDs.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 04:30 PM   #11
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But note that you can get it to manage the rpms on the CDs if you reburn the CDs with the rpms plus the necessary meta information as mentioned above.

So if you only wanted to manage the rpms on the CDs and not do Internet downloads/updates, you could still use synaptic.
 
  


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