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Old 05-02-2003, 01:31 AM   #1
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Install individual packages *after* install

Under Redhat 9, when you do the original install, you can customize the install to view the individual packages of the distribution and choose which to install and which not to install.

But, how do you add packages from the distro AFTER the initial installation?

I know how to add and subtract general pieces of the system via Redhat's control panel. But it only lets you do it generally--how do you go back and get the granular control over the packages?


Old 05-02-2003, 02:22 AM   #2
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how about rpm command, use the following command for more infor
man rpm
Old 05-02-2003, 04:53 AM   #3
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Use the Packages control panel, it's under System Tools i think.
Old 05-02-2003, 05:37 AM   #4
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Thanks for your response:

Under System Settings there's a choice for "Add/Remove Programs" that launches "Package Management".

That gives me the Easy version of choosing what I would call "Package groups". There is no way that I can tell to change it to an advanced mode.

What I want allowed me to go through and select *exactly* what I wanted--down to the individual libraries, etc.

It was a bit more advanced than "Add/Remove Programs".

The RPM command will allow me to take a package that I have and install it, etc... But it doesn't allow me to get the list of packages in the Redhat 9 distro and then pick and choose from them.

They're [The packages] locked away on the CDs. I'm trying to figure out how to get at them.

Still searching...

Old 05-02-2003, 04:16 PM   #5
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Me, as a rookie, I suggest downloading the tarbal of whatever you want and installing it that way. As far as I can tell, you just unzip it wherever you want, hit ./configure, ./make install, etc. They always have documentation for you to look at. Also, you usually know where everything is and don't have a case like WINe did on me when I unRPM'ed it. Hey! Where'd it go!!
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Does Redhat still have gnorpm? you could try that.

Check out apt4rpm (command line but you can install the pointy-clicky front end easily) and Red Carpet (gotta run X) for easier dependency resolution.

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 8.0 configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:

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