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Old 03-10-2010, 01:37 AM   #1
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I use Debian before , it usually use apt-get install to install program directory , now I use Redhat Ent. server c4.x , can advise is there similiar method to install program in Redhat ? is apt-get available ? I didn't find this rpm in the disc .

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Old 03-10-2010, 01:48 AM   #2
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RedHat is licensed, i dont know whats the procedure, i used CentOS same as RedHat but free.
For update or installation of packages there is utility called yum

yum install <package_name>
 
Old 03-10-2010, 05:03 AM   #3
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I use Debian before , it usually use apt-get install to install program directory , now I use Redhat Ent. server c4.x , can advise is there similiar method to install program in Redhat ? is apt-get available ? I didn't find this rpm in the disc .

Thx
You can always download the source tarball and install, generally by doing the following this basic procedure once you've downloaded the file into a directory, say, /tmp or /usr/local/src, for example:

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# tar zxvf package_name.tar.gz

# cd directory_of_unpacked_files

# ./Configure && make && make install
or, if you've downloaded an RPM file, then just do the following:

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rpm -ivh package_name.rpm
Yum was covered above, and resolves dependencies, if you dare to trust your server to such blind acquiescence.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 05:04 AM   #4
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Call tech support, you might as well get your money's worth
 
Old 03-10-2010, 05:14 AM   #5
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Call tech support, you might as well get your money's worth
James! Dude! ROFLMAOPMP!

Somewhere on here, or maybe it's over on a linkedin forum, there's a post I left about a time when I needed to do a kernel compile for something. At the last minute I was stopped by my non-technical VP who said I needed to make sure that we could actually do that.

I assured him that it was no big deal, and it's just a natural thang given the circumstances and nothing unusual.

Now, I had left the Redhat camp completely back in when 5.2 was showing its age, 6.0 sucked, 6.1 sucked, and I considered 6.2 as stable - the same w/the 7.x series, and then RHEL But I was long gone by then (We used to frisbee the 6.0 CDs when we rolled out Compaq Proliants - they were included free with every server).

Well, long story short. I stopped, took the time to call RH and they told us that if I compiled and installed a kernel it would void our support contract. We had to pay them to do it for us (Like I would trust them to do that).

Friday night I brought my sleeping bag and a bedroll with me, and when 06:30hrs rolled around on Monday that entire company was devoid of Redhat machines.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 05:24 AM   #6
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Its the old ownership issue cropping up again, although across the battle lines; or more succinctly, When does FOSS stop being FOSS? When the man in the Red Hat decides it'd make more business sense to lower the ceiling a couple of foot so the dwarves are scraping their heads, and the rest of us are causing irreparable spinal injury to ourselves.

(That analogy broke somewhere around the half way mark)


I must admit to having done the same thing, though mine was to make a couple of our older boxes headless. When a fella I was working with came to call them for support and couldn't use some of their X tools they told us to put it back, or lose the support. I drew the short straw, and at about 2am when I could no longer care, I called the boss in the States, which was 5hours behind, and begged him to let me start again.

We ended up letting them cancel our support contract, save us extra fees. Those boxes still run Gentoo I think.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 05:58 AM   #7
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I brought Redhat support service ( it includes software update ), is it that mean I can use the command up2date -i < package> to install the package ? if yes , what is the difference between yum install and up2date -i ? thx
 
Old 03-10-2010, 06:22 AM   #8
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Nah, the point is if you've paid for the support, you'll be far better off going to them directly, otherwise paying for it is a complete waste of money.

They'll be able to guide you through everything exactly, though to be honest if you're unable to view a man page, or even google a problem like this, you're probably better off doing one of the Red Hat courses, or going back to debian; to what you know
 
Old 03-10-2010, 08:22 AM   #9
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thx reply ,

I am not too understand you mean , so I can use up2date to update package ? thx
 
Old 03-10-2010, 08:28 AM   #10
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What does the man page say?
 
  


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