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Old 10-18-2001, 07:13 AM   #1
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Unhappy I'm a newbie, i need help

it kind of hurts me to ask a question like this. but i just installed red hat 7.1 to get some experiece with red hat but realized i don't even know how to install a program. can someone pls help me. thank you.
Old 10-18-2001, 08:11 AM   #2
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please use more useful thread titles, and please search this forum for your question before asking questions.

I'll still answer anyway tho.. cos i'm nice.

Easiest and most common thing for a newbie to install is an RPM (Redhat Package Maintenance) file, which come with Redhat, mandrake and other popular distros.

Assuming you've got gnome already installed on yuor system, then run the 'gnorpm' program from a console, and that'll give you a nice GUI to add and remove packages. if you've not got it installed, then you'll need to use the command line:

from console run

rpm -iv /location/of/file/file.rpm

which will install the file, assuming there are no dependencies.

if you do get depency failures, then (esp if you're installing from the RH71 cd's) you should have the required files on disk. look through the disk contents to find the right one, or if you get asked for something nasty like '' or something, always look at, and search for the file name, redhat files come up in green, and you should already have those files on your cd's.

worry about tar.gx files later... or wait for someone else to fill in that bit.


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