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Old 03-11-2004, 03:17 AM   #1
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Installing packages from cd (redhat 9)

alrite guyz..

just a quickie...i hope...
basically i want to install redhat 9 with the minimum packages selected..and then install and configure each package i want one by one. (this will help me learn it i fink).
now theres LOADS of packages on the cd...and all the rpms have odd there a place where i can just see.. mysql = mysql-1x94j2xc.rpm.... so i know whats what????

and also does anyone know a place that will explain the file system in linux... i mean what each directory is. so /dev/ is what ever etc... as i forget

Thanks again!!!!
Old 03-11-2004, 04:27 AM   #2
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For each rpm "rpm -qip <package>" will give you information about each one.

You might find the one-by-one approach a bit complicated by dependencies, but that's one way of learning too, I guess.

As for the directories, I would think googling, or a search of these pages will get you that.

/etc configuration files
/bin system binarys
/usr other, non-essential binaries, libraries, documentation etc.
/boot boot files
/dev device files
/root root's home directory
/var log files and other temporary stuff



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