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Old 04-24-2009, 09:50 AM   #1
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Synaptic Package Menager

Hello everybody,

I am a real virgin Linux user..
I am sorry for the stupid question but I am happy to entry in the Linux word and would not like to leave it soon.

I am installing all the software I need (as an example I would say a normal music player) with a lot of difficulties (means a lot of dependencies requires that ask me libraries as an infinite cascade.....).

Someone told me there is an easy way to install softwares on Linux i.e. to use a Synaptic (or "WHATEVER") Package Manager.

I use RedHat EL5.2 on a i686 processor and I was not able to find such as Package Manager.

Please help me!!!!

Any help or illuminating suggestion is really appreciated!!!

Thank You

Old 04-24-2009, 10:51 AM   #2
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Synaptic Package Manager

you are using el5.i think you dont have liscence key of that..
so you need to enable repos by manually..
normally if you have license..through RHN you can download packages...
if you have good internet connection..go to players website..and download source file..then install..
if you want to work with yum-you need to do some settings to your yum.repos.d... link here
i hope it will help to you to get out that problem..
but with out RHN support its very difficult to use el5(i have used recently)
but ways are need to work around that problem..
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Why RHEL? As already noted, it is a paid distribution, and you need a license to access the official repositories.

If you really like RedHat, get Fedora or CentOS.

"Synaptic" is only one of many package managers---each distro has it's own system.


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