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Old 09-28-2005, 08:16 AM   #1
xantica
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trying to install qmailtoaster but


I have NO knowledge of linux as such , I have read the stable,txt page on their web site ,then I read the current-install script.

I am really confused here because at the bottom of the notes file it says this in notes
Redhat Enterprise Linux 3.0 is nearly identical to Redhat 9,
use the --with rht90 switch.

What does this mean , where do I use this and how, then in the current install script it says this

DISTRO=mdk102
ARCH=i586
RPMDIR=redhat

that confuses me again , becuase I am using RHEL 3 , yet when I looked on the red hat site all the rpms etc are in a i386 directory if I remember correctly so what do I put in them ?,

DISTRO=rht90
ARCH=i386
RPMDIR=redhat

I find it rather sad that when someone who has no idea other than a book and a set of discs in frint of them tries to load linux for the first time and then install a mail programme or other stuff these people assume they are dealing with either seasoned linux users or people who have knowledge of what , where , when and how !.

I wish they would put an explanation of what these things mean and how to find it out in the files !.

If anyoner can help, I would appreciate it, it has been driving me nuts trying to load up qmail etc.
 
Old 09-29-2005, 10:03 PM   #2
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I have NO knowledge of linux as such , I have read the stable,txt page on their web site ,then I read the current-install script.
On who's web site? What are you trying to install? What format is the installer file? Is it a .tar.gz, .rpm, what?

To install a .rpm file, as root
Code:
rpm -ivh NameOfrpm.rpm
Or are you trying to compile from source?

Post the site or link to the application that you are trying to install.
 
Old 02-23-2008, 04:41 AM   #3
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u can go on with redhat 9. it should work well.

but rhel 3 is old.. i advice u to use centos 5 (similiar to RHEL 5)
 
  


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