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Old 06-28-2002, 02:50 PM   #1
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minium install/minium config

Hello my name is Jim and I am a newbie. I have a few questions about getting started.

1) I have RedHat 6.0 and want a very basic install.
a) I would like to connect to my service provider via an external modem.
b) The most basic form of X-window--so I can use a browser.
c) Every available programming language--perl, c, c++, python, php etc...
d) A web server--to practice cgi scripts
e) An SQL server--to practice php
f) and stuff like telnet, ftp--application level networking programs

2) Should I get the new kernel?

3) I want to be able to compile new applications--should I download the latest versions of the above, or get them from the RedHat6.0 CD

4) Basically I want a Bash shell with all the basic Unix commands I will need to practice for classes--Unix tools and scripts, and Unix administration.

Any help will be useful.
Old 06-28-2002, 05:20 PM   #2
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RH6 is quite old and installation of many newer programs can be hard (newer libraries required).
a) No problem, install pppd and any dialler (or even without a dialler)
b) X Window, small window manager (Window Maker, Blackbox etc) and a browser (rather something new, downloaded).
c) Choose "Development" during install.
d) Chose "Web server"
e) I think there's "SQL Server" section to choose, if not, you should search for an SQL (MySQL, for example).
f) Installed by default (network client)
2) Yes, it's always a good idea. AFAIK 6.0 uses one of 2.2.x series, so you'd rather stay with them (upgrade to 2.4.x is possible, but not easy for a begginer, leave it for now).
3) Many programs will ask you about newer libraries. that's why it's a good idea to use RH 7.3 or 7.2
4) Bash is installed by default.


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