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Old 07-31-2010, 04:04 AM   #1
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Basics of installing


I am overwhelmed by numner of jargons like rpm, deb bla bla bla... whats the difference???

Why one cant install the things smoothly like windows???

I want to install GIT please guide me

I am using red hat linux
 
Old 07-31-2010, 04:06 AM   #2
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A good start would be
http://www.google.be/search?hl=en&cl...redhat&spell=1
 
Old 07-31-2010, 04:08 AM   #3
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Why one cant install the things smoothly like windows???
I like your sense of humour. Smoothly?


Check this tutorial on git installation.
https://forums.hostingplayground.com...ead.php?p=2562

There are many other tutorials out there.

You can always call the redhat support if you've got any problems. You're paying for it, aren't you?
 
Old 07-31-2010, 04:10 AM   #4
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I am overwhelmed by numner of jargons like rpm, deb bla bla bla... whats the difference???
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_package_formats
 
Old 07-31-2010, 04:18 AM   #5
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Why one cant install the things smoothly like windows???
Haha, getting used to something seems a very powerful concept In fact, inconsistent package management is one of the major annoyances in the windows world. If only all software packages would use the .msi format -- but MS came quite late with a not-so-powerful package format, so chaos emerged

For linux systems, there are only two major binary package formats. RPM for red hat and "derived" distributions (suse, fedora, mandrake, ...), DEB for debian and derivations (ubuntu, kanotix, sidux, ...). Other binary package formats are normally special to one particular dist.

Source code packages distributed as .tar.gz archives aren't dependent on a special distribution.
 
Old 07-31-2010, 04:37 AM   #6
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Why one cant install the things smoothly like windows???
You just don't know how to install from repos, do you? If you did, you wouldn't say that. Because to install an application in Windows you should do more things then just perform something like
Code:
# urpmi -i git
I can understand that you face some problems. Just be patient and learn about package management in GNU/Linux.

FYI: http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
 
Old 07-31-2010, 05:06 AM   #7
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I am overwhelmed by numner of jargons like rpm, deb bla bla bla... whats the difference???
I don't understand why you would care; you have chosen a distro, and it has a package format. That's the package management format for the distro you have chosen, so what any other package format does or does not do is irrelevant to you.


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Why one cant install the things smoothly like windows???
Up to a point, that can be true. well, if you ignore the difference between the versions for different versions of windows, the fact that the user usually has options to screw up the installation, and that the inevitable result of installing and de-installing things under windows seems to be creating a situation in which there are long-term problems with the system leading to instability. But the step of actually causing those problems is relatively smooth, and you may even get pretty graphics....

@zirias
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...RPM for red hat and "derived" distributions (suse, fedora, mandrake, ...),
Technically, that is an incorrect use of the word 'derived'. I'm pretty sure there will be no complaints about fedora as RedHat-derived, even though you can argue that, in terms of process flow, RedHat is a Fedora derived distro. SUSE was actually a slackware derived distro, to which, inter alia, they added RedHat style package management (and a load of other bits and pieces). And i don't think that Mandrake/mandriva had any direct RH input....I think 'Red Hat style', or 'RPM-based', would have been more accurate.

You are completely accurate about
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Haha, getting used to something seems a very powerful concept
though.

Once someone gets used to a process, however cruddy that process is, there seems to be an attachment to using that process, to get the satisfaction of listening to the gears whirr. And, on being presented with a better process, there is a strange tendency to try to make the better process work like the the worse. Odd.

Back to the OP: I am surprised that git is not available from a repo for RH. Are you sure that you have checked that it isn't just an issue of adding an extra repo?
 
Old 07-31-2010, 05:59 AM   #8
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Does OP have a RH license? If not, there won't be any repositories ...
 
Old 07-31-2010, 06:13 AM   #9
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priyad*;
I haven't seen anyone ask you ---What version of RedHat are you using?

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Why one cant install the things smoothly like windows???
As others have said, the trick is to get used to the concept of a package manager. Assuming that something is available using the package manager, then installing SW in Linux is always much easier than on Windows.

My system has GIT available with the package manager---I'm sure a modern version of RedHat (or CentOS or Fedora) will also.
 
Old 07-31-2010, 06:49 AM   #10
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The Redhat EL 5 command for installing git is :

# 'yum install git'

( urpmi is for Mandriva only.)

..
 
Old 07-31-2010, 07:28 AM   #11
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Overwhelmed by number of posts :P
Lol
 
Old 07-31-2010, 07:32 AM   #12
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Why one cant install the things smoothly like windows???
Actually it's far smoother than Windows!

You just don't understand it yet.
 
Old 07-31-2010, 08:04 AM   #13
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Overwhelmed by number of posts :P
Lol
How about responding to the useful advice that has been offered? (And answer the (easy) question: What version of RedHat?
 
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