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Old 09-24-2003, 06:44 AM   #1
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How to Installing/Unistalling Programmes in Linux (RH9)??

How can I install/uninstall programmes easily in Linux (redhat9), I mean one like add/remove of windows. How can I check, how many programmes I have installed and where?
Old 09-24-2003, 07:59 AM   #2
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The easiest way to install a program in rh9 is to use rpm packages

rpm -i <packagename>.rpm
rom -Uvh <packagename>.rpm (UPGRADE)

rpm -e <packagename>

it's possible to see which package you have installed by doing

rpm -qa

and if you pipe it into a grep you can query a single package

rpm -qa | grep samba

but you should find a rpm manager somewhere in your menu under gnome or kde

just do
rmp --help for more info

you should be root to execute a package installation or removal.. just do 'su'
in a terminal and type your root passord
Old 09-24-2003, 01:04 PM   #3
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Great!!! But still it doesnot help much to newb linux user....some thing classified, grouped, garphical pakage like windows Add/remove programs then let me know plz.
Old 09-24-2003, 01:31 PM   #4
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Take a look at kpackage. (run it in the "Run" dialog)
Old 09-24-2003, 01:44 PM   #5
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Wink Red Hat wants you to use 'Add/Remove Applications'

The official way to install an application (RPM) is to use the Add/Remove Applications program that Red Hat supplies.

This application is located, in Gnome, in the applications menu at 'applications' -> 'System Settings' -> 'Add/Remove Applications'.

If the application you are trying to install/uninstall is not a Red Hat provided RPM then you are going to have to do it manually and that is going to differ from case to case.

Good Luck...


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