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Old 06-07-2007, 06:00 PM   #1
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Install software dev tools?

Hi All,

I'm a very new Linux user. Today I installed Linux enterprise server 5. During the install it asked me if I wanted to install the software development part of the OS and I mistakenly said no. I went through the rest of the install thinking that I could simply add that module later but now that my install is complete I can't seem to find out how to add it? I tried add/remove programs but it appears that is not the way or maybe I'm missing something. Is there a way to install the software Dev tools now or do I need to re-install this again?


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which distribution of Linux are you using?
Old 06-07-2007, 06:04 PM   #3
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Oops, sorry. It's Redhat.
Old 06-07-2007, 06:44 PM   #4
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there should be a way to install them without having to reinstall the whole operating system, i have not used redhat in many years so i can not say how to do it...
Old 06-08-2007, 01:33 AM   #5
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What programs you need?

RHEL5 uses yum package manager so you could type something like:
yum install gcc
to install C-compile for example.
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For C++, you want to install g++ as well. When compiling packages from source, you often need the *-devel packages of dependencies as well to supply the needed headers.


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