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Old 06-24-2005, 05:08 AM   #1
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installing s/w

i am using a result, most softwares are very, i wish to install newer versions. now, do i need to uninstall the old version? does uninstall as a concept exist in linux? or do i just install the newer version?

one more qn reg softwares..are there linux equivalent softwares for download managers like DAP and the like?

Old 06-24-2005, 05:34 AM   #2
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for red hat distros the commands are basically:

to upgrade a package:
rpm -U example-1.0-i386.rpm
to install a package:
rpm -i example-1.0-i386.rpm
to remove an installed package:
rpm -e example
but before you try these make sure you at least read the manual:

also consider upgrading your distro, red hat 9 expired a very long time ago...

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Old 06-24-2005, 07:15 AM   #3
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one more qn reg softwares..are there linux equivalent softwares for download managers like DAP and the like?
You can search for Download Managers on freshmeat.
Personnally, I use Prozilla, but there are many others like wget, Downloader for X.
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thanks hfawzy..i too have started using prozilla..even without a GUI, its pretty simple to use..thanks
Old 06-26-2005, 02:13 AM   #5
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I have made the switch from XP to linux and unix. My biggest frustration right now is downloading and installing, anything.
I am using centOS 4.0 and FreeBSD. I would like to know how to download and install. I have tried to find places on the web and IRC chat.

Any links or examples or walk-through would be great.
Old 06-26-2005, 02:20 AM   #6
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Jasmo, use the search functionality of these forums. There are sev eral good articles dealing with how to install stuff. For CentOS you'll use RPM and you'll probably want to use yum as a front end to RPM itself. On FreeBSD, the ports system and the packages are both excellent.


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