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Old 07-24-2014, 12:03 PM   #1
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How to install nedit 5.5 on CentOS?


  1. Server: CentOS 7.0 server (based on RHEL 7) running as a Virtual Machine
  2. cat /etc/redhat-release: CentOS Linux release 7.0.1406 (Core)
  3. From uname -a: Linux complinux 3.10.0-123.4.2.E17.x86_64 #1 SMP Jun 30 16:09:14 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  4. Shell: csh
  5. Client OS: Windows 7
  6. Terminal: Putty 0.62 using ssh


I want to manually install a binary nedit 5.5 X windows editor on CentOS 7 (based on RHEL 7). It's my favorite editor and geany wouldn't install via yum, nor could I download geany for a manual install.

  1. But will it work?
  2. It's a gz file, where can I install this for all users to use?
  3. Which install do I use? Just the plain nedi-5.5-Linux-x86.tar.gz?


Link here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/nedi...xecutable/5.5/

Thank you.

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Old 07-24-2014, 01:06 PM   #2
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being 10 years out of date ,you might have a hard time

you do know that "gedit" is already installed and is the default for the gnome desktop

you can "try" to build the source but you will likely NEED to install the older gcc33-compat compiler

the great text editors cent/ RHEL use are
gedit- gnome
kate - kde
emacs
vi /vim - terminal
nano - terminal
 
Old 07-25-2014, 04:37 AM   #3
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i remember that nedit is in the repos for most distros.
are you sure you can't install it with yum?
maybe you have to add a repository (consult centos online documentation on how to do it), but i'm pretty sure a precompiled version is out there for you.

that said, maybe you should consider finding a new favorite editor.
i just don't see what the advantages of using nedit would be, when there's so many (better. or at least newer) alternatives around.
 
Old 07-25-2014, 04:41 AM   #4
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Well, part of the problem is I can't get X Windows working on CentOS 7, so neither gedit nor nedit works for me yet. I've gotten no useful help re: X Windows as I'm a newbie when it comes to Linux administration.

So first I have to get X Windows working. Or install CentOS 6, as it seems there is more info out out there for C6. Or install Ubuntu.
 
Old 07-25-2014, 10:35 PM   #5
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Nedit has been unsupported for years. Its web page is still there, but it was last updated in 2012.

Nedit 5.5 was last built in 2004. To quote Dr. McCoy: "It's dead, Jim!"
 
Old 07-26-2014, 04:08 AM   #6
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nedit is still a not-so-bad editor. You can download any package you find and unpack the two executables nedit and nc.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 03:01 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bulrush15 View Post
Well, part of the problem is I can't get X Windows working on CentOS 7, so neither gedit nor nedit works for me yet. I've gotten no useful help re: X Windows as I'm a newbie when it comes to Linux administration.

So first I have to get X Windows working. Or install CentOS 6, as it seems there is more info out out there for C6. Or install Ubuntu.
what is your issue with getting Gnome3 shell running under CentOS v7? it is one of the default install options via anaconda. you can choose, base (no GUI, no extra services), non-GUI web server, non-GUI e-mail server, non-GUI file server, or a full GUI workstation as well as a full GUI web/e-mail/file server.

If you chose to install one of the GUI options, what is the problem with the GUI? is this a hardware issue with your video driver or something else?

Id start troubleshooting that first, then id worry about a 10 year old editor when gedit is an outstanding GUI editor.
 
Old 07-28-2014, 06:34 AM   #8
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The issue is, GNOME works fine on the console, but not on a terminal. We're running CenOS on a server, and the CentOS is a virtual machine.

We're switching to Ubuntu server as a VM, probably 13.10, anyway.
 
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um ok you want a GUI editor in the terminal? not going to happen without activating the GUI and using X. if you are ssh into the system activate X11 forwarding and run gedit that way.
 
  


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