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Old 06-04-2009, 09:17 AM   #1
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How to install a new or 3rd party package on Red Hat Linux Enterprise OS

Dear all

I am a C++ programmer. I have two Linux OS:I want to install the latest version of GCC 4.4.0 on my systems for new features of C++0x. Also, I have two systems with two Linux variants
Desktop: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.0
Laptop: SUSE Linux Entreprise Desktop 10
My question is not about how to install GCC. It is completely different
issue. My problem is about the first steps in installing some prerequisites of GCC. How to install 3rd party Linux software using GUI? Please note I'm not so beginner in Unix/Linux era, I know the rpm command and its options a little. I want to install packages using GUI
I have same question in both variants.
Can you help me?

-- Saeed Amrollahi
Old 06-04-2009, 09:24 AM   #2
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In Redhat there is the pirut application to install software.

You will need to configure the default repository for the third party vendor or create your own.
Pirut will see the repo and allow you to install the software from the GUI. If the dependancies are not resolvable by the rpm wrapper then the GUI install will fail. Command line would most likely be better for what I think you are askin.
Old 06-04-2009, 12:35 PM   #3
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step 1:learning a bit of rpm installation and uninstallation via command line.
step 2: learning how to add /remove these rpms via GUI (pirut)
step 3: learning how to create a repository and how to add and remove packages via YUM, which makes our lives very easy (so that we get rid of those dependency issues).
so YUM is the ultimate solution as far as rpms are concerned.
step 4: to install third party softwares, probably they might be in .tar.gz format and we need to extract it and read their instructions on how to go about with the installation...thanks

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