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austinramsay 02-27-2008 04:51 PM

Want to download RHEL 5
 
Hello,
Haven't been here in awhile. I wish to download RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 because it's way to expensive to buy. Can anyone make a copy of their CD/DVD and send it to me, or email the ISO to me, or something. Is there a link I can go to to download the ISOs? Thanks!

rabbit2345 02-27-2008 05:08 PM

Ok,

RedHat is NOT free software

[EDIT]

ranger_nemo 02-27-2008 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by austinramsay (Post 3071918)
Is there a link I can go to to download the ISOs? Thanks!

Sure... http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/isos/

"""
CentOS exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform to anyone who wishes to use it. CentOS is built from publically available open source SRPMS provided by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policies and aims to be 100% binary compatible. (CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.). CentOS is designed for people who need an enterprise class OS without the cost or support of the prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor.
"""

If you want to use RHEL for free, you'll have to download and build from source code...
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linu...nt/en/os/SRPMS
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linu...er/en/os/SRPMS

ranger_nemo 02-27-2008 05:14 PM

[EDIT]

Nothing to see here.

anomie 02-27-2008 05:22 PM

IANAL & IANARHSR (I am not a Red Hat sales rep), but my understanding is that it's legal to distribute and install RHEL without purchasing it. What you actually pay for is support, including updates -- which happen to be rather important if you care about the security and integrity of your systems.

Do not take this as legal advice. Contact Red Hat yourself and get the situation sorted out. Or use CentOS as already suggested.

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edit: According to wikipedia I was wrong.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux

Quote:

Verbatim copying and redistribution of the entire RHEL distribution is not permitted due to trademark restrictions.
So I'll reiterate what I already said: Contact Red Hat yourself, or make another distro selection from the Red Hat or Red Hat-like family.

custangro 02-27-2008 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by austinramsay (Post 3071918)
Hello,
Haven't been here in awhile. I wish to download RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 because it's way to expensive to buy. Can anyone make a copy of their CD/DVD and send it to me, or email the ISO to me, or something. Is there a link I can go to to download the ISOs? Thanks!

You can try http://www.redhat.com/solutions/education/academic/ and buy the Acedemic version. It's not free but it's CHEAP (about $60 dollars...). It doesn't provide you with support but it does provide you with updates and software.

If you want something that is FREE you can try CentOS (which is Red Hat without the Red Hat logo).

-C

unSpawn 02-27-2008 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by austinramsay (Post 3071918)
I wish to download RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 because it's way to expensive to buy.

@austinramsay: while you may have thought this harmless, Linuxquestions does not agree with your point of view and does not condone what you do here. Consider yourself officially warned for violation of the LQ Rules.

LinuxUser101 02-27-2008 10:12 PM

Scientific Linux is also made from RHEL source. https://www.scientificlinux.org/

They have a nice live DVD and CD based on RHEL 5.1

chrism01 03-03-2008 12:17 AM

See this thr for a discussion of Licensing terms: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...estion-622512/

Mods:
might almost be worth merging these threads?
Or maybe create a sticky summarising this qn; bound to come up again regularly.

unSpawn 03-05-2008 02:04 AM

@chrism01: since this thread is tainted by a LQ Rule violation a sticky would be better. Could you come up with one? And while it's certainly no excuse with the amount of threads we mods see on a daily basis next time it would be more efficient to handle questions like this using the "report" button or e-mailing one of this forums mods. TIA.

frndrfoe 03-06-2008 07:39 PM

The truth as I got it from Redhat:
You can download and run Redhat without ever paying them. You can use a 30 day evaluation to download the latest updates. After the 30 days, you may download the source RPMs for updates and compile them yourself.
You only have to pay if you want Redhat to provide updates via the up2date or yum package managers or if you require support.
There are two packages in Redhat that are copy write protected: redhat-logos and one other that I am not sure of.

This information is as I was told in my RH300 class very recently.

Marel 03-24-2008 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frndrfoe (Post 3080587)
The truth as I got it from Redhat:
After the 30 days, you may download the source RPMs for updates and compile them yourself.

Can someone provide a link where you can download those update SRPMs?

frndrfoe 03-24-2008 05:56 PM

ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/

dependency resolution will be another matter...

Marel 03-25-2008 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frndrfoe (Post 3099224)
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/

dependency resolution will be another matter...

Maybe I should have mentioned it, but I have already looked at that directory tree and found nothing. Unless those updates are merged with main folder "ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS". Under "ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/updates/enterprise/5Server/en" there is no SRPMS dir (also no client branch, strange).

custangro 03-25-2008 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marel (Post 3099908)
Maybe I should have mentioned it, but I have already looked at that directory tree and found nothing. Unless those updates are merged with main folder "ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS". Under "ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/updates/enterprise/5Server/en" there is no SRPMS dir (also no client branch, strange).

Just wondering...

What's your reason for not using CentOS? Or buying the academic version of Red Hat ($60)?

Just curious...

-C


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