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Old 08-16-2015, 05:08 AM   #1
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Package Management Tool does not display


Hi,
I wanted to open PACKAGE MANAGEMENT TOOLS from command mode but typing system-config-packages from root does not work. It gives a message saying COMMAND NOT FOUND.

Please help

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Old 08-16-2015, 05:16 AM   #2
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Hi,

a good start would be...what distro are you using?

Next up, do you expect to see a graphical package manager of command line?

Cheers
 
Old 08-17-2015, 09:34 PM   #3
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Hi,
I am using RHEL6. Will appreciate if you could give me the instruction or the steps to display PACKAGE MANAGEMENT TOOLS. Any mode will be preferable.
 
Old 08-24-2015, 01:51 AM   #4
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Hi, and apologies for not answering sooner. Your post raises a number of points beyond the package manager. You are using RHEL this suggests an enterprise user? Do you have a support contract with Red Hat? I am assuming no! In this case I suggest you install a free spin of RHEL – either Centos or Scientific Linux. Alternatively if you want to play around and you like the Red Hat style then Fedora is more cutting edge and worth a look. Links here:

https://www.centos.org/download/

https://www.scientificlinux.org/

https://getfedora.org/


If you choose the latest releases of these distros then the package manager is dnf and you can find the manual by typing:

Quote:
man dnf
. You can also do this under RHEL but version 6 is very old and the package manager is yum so “man yum”

dnf provides a suite of commands to download programs from the local repository, for example:
  • dnf install obviously installs programs
  • dnf remove removes 'em again
  • dnf provides allows you to find programs which provide a particular service
Have a go and let us know your progress
 
Old 08-26-2015, 08:45 PM   #5
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No I prefer to do this in RHEL. Isn't there any way to solve this issue from RHEL ?
 
Old 08-26-2015, 09:10 PM   #6
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Do you have a GUI installed or are you command-line only?
 
Old 08-27-2015, 02:26 AM   #7
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No I prefer to do this in RHEL. Isn't there any way to solve this issue from RHEL ?
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You can also do this under RHEL but version 6 is very old and the package manager is yum so “man yum”
the forum software requires me to add something to this.
 
Old 09-06-2015, 08:03 PM   #8
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Sorry for the late response. I have GUI installed. Will appreciate if you could help me out.

Thanks
 
Old 09-06-2015, 08:12 PM   #9
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Three times is the charm?

Code:
man yum
That means to read the man page (i.e. manual page) for the yum command. To do so, open a terminal window, or from the console, type...

Code:
man yum
...followed by the enter key. That will open the manual page for the yum package manager, which will tell you all about how to use it.

Last edited by astrogeek; 09-06-2015 at 08:22 PM.
 
Old 09-06-2015, 08:43 PM   #10
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I haven't used RHEL but I have used CentOS.

I think on the GUI menu you should look for something like "Install and Remove Software." "Package Management Tools" is not the name of a program; it's a generic or general term. As Astrogeek pointed out, the command line version of RHEL's package manager, at least in that version, is yum (I think they have either introduced or plan to introduce a new version with a different name).
 
Old 09-09-2015, 02:38 AM   #11
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So, according to post #3 you are using RHEL6.
For the GUI it should be System->Admin->Add/Remove Software.
For the cli, the cmd is 'yum'.
 
  


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