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Old 04-06-2006, 09:55 AM   #1
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install xwindows


We have an old server running Redhat 7.4 and X was not originally installed. Now, years later, we would like to put a GUI, KDE or Gnome, on there. What is the best way to add this without having to do a reinstall?
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:01 AM   #2
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Maybe it's time to upgrade to a newer distribution. Redhat 7.4 is very old.

My suggestion? If you have the original CDs where you installed RedHat 7.4 from, maybe you can install X from that. That's the best bet, because newer versions of X, KDE and Gnome would be near impossible to install on such a dated system without a full upgrade.

Otherwise it's much more trouble to get it working. Not worth it. Reinstalling with the latest version might actually save you a lot of headache.

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Old 04-06-2006, 10:12 AM   #3
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I agree that it would be best to upgrade, but unfortunately that is not something we can do right now. We do have the CDs. How do we install it from the CD?
 
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Just search the CDs for X-related packages. Install them using the rpm command.

One tip. Use the --nodeps option to install each package one by one until you satisfy all the dependencies required.
 
Old 04-06-2006, 10:31 AM   #5
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Thanks, I will give it a shot.
 
Old 04-06-2006, 11:08 AM   #6
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I should have asked this sooner. What components do I need to install and in what order? I looked for a guide on redhat.com but could not find one.
 
  


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