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Old 08-29-2010, 04:24 AM   #1
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How to install X Windows on my rhel4 using rpm


My X windows wasn't deployed in the installation at the beginning , but i need to install it now , my system is RHEL4 , i am not connected to the internet , so i will not be able to use up2date , so I need to use rpm instead , so can you please advice.

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Old 08-29-2010, 06:11 AM   #2
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May not be what you want to hear, but chances are you're going to be pulling in a lot of dependencies, and so connecting to the internet with it may be something you want to look into.

That being said, perhaps an entirely different installation/ distribution is the way to go; RHEL4 is old, and so finding the relevant RPM may be tricky; if it is RHEL you need (training, whatever) then a fresh install will save you a lot of time and headache. Else ask yourself why you want RHEL and maybe pick a different one.

Either way, my advice to you is just to reinstall. You'll cut hours from your build time than if you were going back and forth searching and downloading each dep.
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If you've still got the orig media (CDs/DVD) you may be able to config up2date to read from there instead of the net.
I know you can (yum) in RHEL 5.

In general though, I concur with James, connecting to the net is prob easier (default src in up2date) plus the fact that your system is prob out of date in other ways, so you can get a proper update. I believe RHEL 4 is now on 4.8

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