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Old 05-09-2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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howto get xclock installed

I'm having some trouble getting xclock installed on RH linux (RedHat 4.1.2):

not sure how this could be I thought xclock was a very common package? Is there a way to update the repository locations to point to more recent/updated database?

[02:43:22][root@host:/home]# yum search xclock
Searching Packages:
Setting up repositories
update 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
rpmforge 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
base 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
addons 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
extras 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Excluding Packages in global exclude list
No Matches found
Old 05-09-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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traditionally, xclock is provided in a larger X rpm package. For example, in the current version of RedHat, xclock is in xorg-x11-tools-...rpm.

Are you really trying to use RedHat 4? If so you are going to have a lot of trouble finding software for it.
Old 05-09-2011, 03:37 PM   #3
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RedHat "4.1.2" is RH EL 5, where gcc-4.1.2 is the default compiler.

# yum provides */xclock

# yum install xorg-x11-apps
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Wow, thanks. That's the first time I've ever seen RH 5 referred to as RH 4! Is this an EU thing?
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Cool Additional instructions for Xwindows packages


yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment" "Desktop Platform" "X Window System" "Internet Browser" "Graphical Administration Tools" "Fonts"


yum groupinstall "Desktop" "Desktop Platform" "X Window System" "Internet Browser" "Graphical Administration Tools" "Fonts"


yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop" "X Window System" "Fonts"

X11apps (such as xclock)

yum install xorg-x11-apps


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