Short history... I was a Windows Network consultant for years, UNTIL I found www.ScubaBoard.com
. Now that has become my primary source of income (yay). Unfortunately, I have never quite made it all the way through the learning curve to be fully comfortable in my CentOS 5.2 environment. I really feel compelled to grasp the technology that my vBulletin based forum is running on.
I get yum... I love yum. Yum is simply my best friend. Simple, complete and it just works! Yay yum!
I don't get rpm. Not a lick. Now add compiling to it, and I simply shake my head in weariness. I have asked some friends who are Linux gurus, and they simply laugh, assure me that I will get it through some quick hints at me and leave me to figure it out. What's a noob to do? I clearly remember my first defeat at understanding Linux (though it was actuall FreeBSD). My sysadmin hated that I did not understand the OS and was trying to force me to learn. His less than eloquent "Es you to root you moron!" will always be etched in my brain. I had no idea he actually emant to type "su", hit enter and then type in the root password!
So HOW do I get past this next hurdle of understanding? Is there a wonderfully crafted treatise on this? My next project is simple (I think). I want to install ultra monkey
on a 32 bit Dell server with CentOS 5.2 already installed.
I found this: http://www.ultramonkey.org/3/installation-rh.el.3.html
but I am at a loss as to how to proceed. Any hints on how to get going?