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Old 09-11-2003, 03:59 PM   #1
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ignore i moved it to the newbie forum

Alright I'm the first to admit Im a newbie.
Here's my problem, everytime I wanted to add packages I've been doing a full re-install there has to be a better way right?
The Redhat support doco only explains how to do using the gui interface but im text interface only.
I tried boot to the install disk and selecting upgrade but it just tried to update exisiting packages. I tried red-config-packages and redhat-install-packages but it gave a $DISPLAY error.
I searched on google and the LDP and all the faqs and other threads I find all use the gui interface to do it.
Please help!!!
This whole backing-up and re-install thing is pushing me over the edge.

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Old 09-11-2003, 07:55 PM   #2
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To install an RPM, type:
rpm -ivh package_name
To upgrade an existing RPM that is already installed on the computer, type:
rpm -Uvh package_name
Old 09-11-2003, 08:10 PM   #3
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mount the install cd roms. cd to them and rpm the desired pkgs
Old 09-11-2003, 08:52 PM   #4
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And if you mean using their up2date feature it works without a gui aswell, just type up2date and there's something like up2date_config, or up2dateconfig, something like that, that lets you configure options for it.

man up2date

possibly for extra info
Old 09-11-2003, 09:26 PM   #5
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rpm -ivh --replacepkgs package_name
incase you feel taht something may have been lost

man rpm




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