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Old 10-15-2003, 12:39 PM   #1
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Package manager on RedHat

Hello there.
I'm actually using Mandrake Linux, but i'm a little tired about it...i've been 6 months and i think i know enough to move ahead to redhat.
I've barely try redhat on a friends house, and whenever he had to install a libreary package from the redhat distribution cd's, he looked for the package manually. Mandrake has a software instalation assitant that let's you find a certain package and tell's you to insert the cd number X that contains it. It also can download any package from the mandrake mirros. Does redhat have something like that?


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Yep, 'redhat-config-packages' You can choose the package you want to install, and will ask you if you want it to install the dependencies aswell.

Old 10-15-2003, 08:56 PM   #3
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In addition to that, there are freely available prebuilt package tools for Red Hat Linux, e.g. Yum, APT-RPM and Synaptic (a GUI), as provided by and similar package sources.

As an interesting tidbit, when you install the rpmdb-redhat package, rpm with option --aid will pick up needed packages automatically, provided that you have all packages in the current directory.


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