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Old 07-23-2014, 11:42 AM   #1
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Need text editor on brand new CentOS 7.0 VM


We just created a new virtual machine on a server with CentOS 7.0. My client is on Win 7, and I use Putty for now. The only editor I can find on it vi. I'd like another editor but doing 'yum search' did not find anything for nedit or pine or pico.

Which editor is a bit more user-friendly that I could install via yum and works with putty?

Or, how do I add more repositories to yum? There might be more choices for me if I do that.

Thanks.

EDIT: Nevermind. I found nano on our system. It works.

EDIT: Also I have no graphical desktop going yet. I'm having problems with that.

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Old 07-23-2014, 02:52 PM   #2
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OK, thanks for the update.
 
Old 07-23-2014, 06:24 PM   #3
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We just created a new virtual machine with CentOS 7.0. The only editor I can find on it vi. I'd like another editor but doing 'yum search' did not find anything for nedit or pine or pico.

I'm connecting via putty and ssh. Which editor is a bit more user-friendly that I could install via yum and works with putty?

Or, how do I add more repositories to yum? There might be more choices for me if I do that.

Thanks.

EDIT: Nevermind. I found nano on our system. It works.
correct, the other three you mentioned are NOT "FOSS" thus will never be in the default repos for any RHEL, this includes CentOS.

Vi is very user friendly and works fine with putty. nano is fine as well.
 
Old 07-24-2014, 05:19 AM   #4
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  1. What does FOSS mean?
  2. I will be doing a lot of programming in Perl so I'm used to nedit being in a separate windows than my CLI. Is there another way to edit files to have the editor pop up in a new window?
 
Old 07-24-2014, 06:12 AM   #5
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOSS

you may try geany (as editor)
 
Old 07-24-2014, 06:26 AM   #6
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geany editor not found in default CentOS repositories via 'yum search geany'. Is there another repository which has more software, like a Redhat repo?

Also, I don't have any graphic desktop going yet.

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Old 07-24-2014, 06:31 AM   #7
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you may try this: http://pkgs.org/download/geany (direct download and install) or this: https://www.centos.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3016
 
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:21 AM   #8
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Thank you! yum searched the EPEL repo! I'm such a noob.

I will install geany and mark as solved if it works.

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Old 07-24-2014, 08:38 AM   #9
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  1. I did 'yum install geany.x86_64', got "Requires VTE".
  2. Did 'yum install vte3.x86_64' got "VTE already installed".
  3. Did 'yum update vte3.x86_64' go "No packages marked for update"
  4. I can't find any vte file in /usr/bin or when I do 'which vte'.
  5. I will try to download the rpm but there are none for Centos 7, I'll try the rpm for Centos 6.
  6. Got the geany for Centos 6 and did 'yum installlocal fn.rpm' and got an error "Cannot open fn.rpm. Nothing to do." I downloaded the file again and got the same error.

What do I do now?

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Old 07-24-2014, 03:10 PM   #10
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do not try to mix versions of applications. if the RPM is for v6, then do not install it on any other version other then v6.

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/install...os-redhat-7-x/

follow the direction on that link to install EPEL for CentOS v7, I just verified that geany is in that repo so you should just be able to yum install geany once you have the repo installed and updated.

do keep in mind that running EPEL is highly discouraged by RH as it more then not conflicts with the officials repos for libraries and other applications and can cause a system to become unstable. you have been notified.


https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/beta/7/x86_64/

you can browse the list of applications and libraries in the EPEL for RHEL7 with the above link.
 
Old 07-25-2014, 04:37 AM   #11
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do not try to mix versions of applications. if the RPM is for v6, then do not install it on any other version other then v6.
Thanks for the info. I was wondering.

I did add EPEL as a repo and I still had problems installing it. Details are already above your post.

What are the addresses of other Redhat 7 repos I can use for CentoS 7? Centos 7 does not seem ready for prime time.
 
Old 07-25-2014, 07:41 AM   #12
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Centos is basically an exact free copy of RHEL.
RHEL is only just released as 7.0.
Any experienced IT guy will tell you not to use X.0 of anything for serious work, even RHEL.
Always regard it as an extended Beta, suitable for R&D but not PROD; wait for 7.1 for that.

FWIW, I've added EPEL to C5 & C6 over the years and practically never had a serious issue, assuming I used http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/Yum/Priorities first to protect the system integrity.
 
Old 07-25-2014, 11:04 AM   #13
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The extras repositories for RHEL/CentOS 7 will still be under development: EPEL is called beta and RPMfusion hasn't got a version 7 repo yet.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL
Geany is listed there. Do make sure you set yum priorities before using EPEL, as Chris recommended.
 
  


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