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Old 11-23-2003, 03:14 PM   #1
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how do i install programs in redhat 8.0

help. i am a total linux , and i want to install programs in linux. can some one link me to a guide with screenshots on exactly evreything to do. all help would be apreatiated. thanks.
btw, i read lots of stuff and i couldn't find anything about installing.
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You want to use RPM. There should be a control center for your RH8 and that center should include a section called software management and the like, which will allow you to (un)install software.
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Old 11-23-2003, 05:23 PM   #4
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the command line looks like :
rpm -ivh <programname.version.rpm>
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Red Hat Linux 8.0: The Official Red Hat Linux Customization Guide - Chapter 32. Package Management Tool

Try this command:


# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:
Red Hat 9.0 Package Management Tool
Manage users

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

# Guides to software management
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation

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Old 11-23-2003, 09:39 PM   #6
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thanks to all of you, i figured out how to install stuff, not as easy as windos and mac.
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But wait, it gets easier and better. Because, RPM not only handles installing and uninstalling, you can also use it to see details on each RPM package installed, including what the package installs, where on your system the package's contents are installed and what other RPM packages that RPM package depends on. Look for a program called KPackage or the like. It should be associated with the RPM file type and should run when you open an RPM file from the file manager window.


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