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Old 11-03-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
kahiye
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Help Me::!


Hi, To everyone.

I am new to linux world, and Managed to install Smoothly Redhar Ent. on x86 machine. I have two questions.

1. I have downloaded a software but could not install it.
Can anyone tell me in an easyway, how to install any software on linux system in the command line utilities(tar, pkgadd -p etc)?.
I have tried searching about topic for any documents, but so far no luck.


2.After installing the Operating system, I created a separate user account (Non-root user with bash shell enabled). I wanted to enhance or customize user profile. When I try to modify /etc/profile the system tells me I have no permission to update the file.
so my question is How do you make changes to the initilization file without login as a root user.?

Do Root user or Non-user accounts share the same initialization files.?

How do you go about initializing /etc/profile or /home/kshrs file.?

Please, explain in command line format. I do not like to use any tools.


Thanks To everyone.
 
Old 11-03-2008, 12:27 PM   #2
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You should be able to install software using yum in Red Hat Enterprise Linux:

Info on other yum sites given at end of:

http://www.redhat.com/f/pdf/summit07...-rhel5-yum.pdf
 
Old 11-03-2008, 12:27 PM   #3
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"Redhar Ent" what one RHEL 4, 5, 5.1, 5.2 , 5.3 ??


first you may want to read
"Linux is Not Windows"
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

and read the red hat doc's
https://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

and
LINUX:
Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition
-- on line book --
http://rute.2038bug.com/rute.html.gz
 
Old 11-03-2008, 12:43 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kahiye View Post
I am new to linux world, and Managed to install Smoothly Redhar Ent. on x86 machine. I have two questions.

1. I have downloaded a software but could not install it.
Can anyone tell me in an easyway, how to install any software on linux system in the command line utilities(tar, pkgadd -p etc)?.
I have tried searching about topic for any documents, but so far no luck.
"Downloaded a software"??? What software, from where? Different things need different methods to install. RPM's are installed using the rpm command, .tar files may (or may not), have auto-configure statements. Some may be GZipped, others Bzipped....you need to be specific.


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2.After installing the Operating system, I created a separate user account (Non-root user with bash shell enabled). I wanted to enhance or customize user profile. When I try to modify /etc/profile the system tells me I have no permission to update the file.
so my question is How do you make changes to the initilization file without login as a root user.?
The user profile is in the users home directory. The system-wide profile is in /etc/. In order to modify system files, you need root access. This is the same as it is under Windows...you need admin rights to modify things that effect all the users, but can modify your own stuff.

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Do Root user or Non-user accounts share the same initialization files.?
Some...some system-wide files (like /etc/profile), are shared for all. Some are not. Depends on what you're talking about.

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How do you go about initializing /etc/profile or /home/kshrs file.?
/etc/profile is 'initialized' when you build the system. Never heard of the /home/kshrs file, unless you mean the /home/<user name>/.kshrc file, which is built automatically when the user is built.


That should answer all four of your 'two questions'. Read the links that the previous poster directed you to, and good luck. Also, please read the posts on how to ask questions here, specifically about the subject-titles saying "Help me!" or "URGENT".
 
  


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