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Old 07-01-2008, 06:08 AM   #1
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How to install packages after installation of RHEL5


HI all,

On RHEL4 we used to get the criteria wise sections of packages like Gnome,kDE,Server section with packages and details button at time of installation but in RHEL5 it shows a different look,it gives a list of all installed packages.

Now say in RHEL4 if I didn't installed the postgresql database I then just open add/remove packages window and select the check box beside the postgresql and don't have to think about the dependencies. But in RHEL5 the look is completely different and it just gives a list of all installed packages. Now how to add new packages which I thought won't be needed at the time of installation.

Hope I made myself clear.
 
Old 07-01-2008, 06:53 AM   #2
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To install in Redhat you need to find the RPM package. Say from the installation CD/DVD or the Internet from sites like http://rpm.pbone.net . If you have a Red Hat Subscription than you may use up2date (recently replaced by yum) whereby the package is downloaded and installed from the Net. I suggest using the command line, it always works:

#rpm -ivh <package_name>

Don't mind asking for more details if it is not clear.

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Old 07-01-2008, 09:29 PM   #3
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Hey, thanks for your reply.
I am not asking for how to install packages.
Say, I installed RHEL4 and at the time of installing it gives a windows to select your packages which you want to install and we select from that. For example, if we wanted mysql then we just select the checkbox beside mysql in server section. Now after installing if I wanted to install postgresql too then just giving system-config-packages brings up the same window like the one at install time to select packages in a click.
Now in RHEL5 it doesn't give that the same way. It just gives a list of all the packages installed with system-config-packages/pirut. Now if I wanted to install postgresql then isn't it painful to install from rpms where Now I have to know which one to pick including dependency.

Hope I made myself clear.
 
Old 07-01-2008, 09:33 PM   #4
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# yum list available postg*
# yum install postgresql
 
Old 07-02-2008, 10:50 AM   #5
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Hi
But I don't have internet connection in those servers to use yum.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 12:29 PM   #6
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Hi
But I don't have internet connection in those servers to use yum.
You should be able to mount the CDROM and look there for packages.

-C
 
Old 07-05-2008, 01:13 AM   #7
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HI all,

On RHEL4 we used to get the criteria wise sections of packages like Gnome,kDE,Server section with packages and details button at time of installation but in RHEL5 it shows a different look,it gives a list of all installed packages.

Now say in RHEL4 if I didn't installed the postgresql database I then just open add/remove packages window and select the check box beside the postgresql and don't have to think about the dependencies. But in RHEL5 the look is completely different and it just gives a list of all installed packages. Now how to add new packages which I thought won't be needed at the time of installation.

Hope I made myself clear.
Hi,
I have the same your problem. This link can explain you problem. Hope it useful for you.

http://openbysource.blogspot.com/200...vd-source.html

Phuong.
 
Old 07-06-2008, 09:39 PM   #8
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Exactly that was what I was asking for. Is my english so bad that nobody really understood what I was trying to say.
Anyway, in that link it used a DVD (I have only CD from RHEL5) and takes space which is not possible for me as I won't copy full dvd iso in all my rhel servers for installing RPM.
What I wanted was like previous versions when I select a package it will ask for the CDs or this system is deprecated and thanks phuongtqh, thank u all.
 
  


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