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By asjwm2 ·
hey guys,
The kernel and essential software is on the first Linux CD. The others contain other apps, "power tools," etc. I run two: Mandrake 7.0 and Red Hat 7.0. I need SPECIFIC instructions on how to install these apps i) from a terminal command line, and ii) from the GUI. It should be something that will do an "install everything on the disc."

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by pahosler In reply to Installing Linux apps

From the command line you are looking at a formidable task. It would be nice if you could just cd to the directory where all the rpm's are contained and type something like rpm -i *, but you can't. Many RPM's depend on the existence of other filesand if those files are not already installed then the installation will fail and you will get a sometimes huge list of files that need to be installed first.

Your best bet will be to use one of the RPM package managers available in Gnome or KDE. With these programs you can select one or all of the files and they will determine all dependencies and load those first. They are no great chore to use, basically user friendly. Red Hat's RPM manager should be availible on your Red Hat installation as well.

Paul

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by saudahmadaziz In reply to Installing Linux apps

Have you even installed Kernel/ anything at all related to linux?

Assuming you have installed Kernel and can access your terminal (as you asked), you will need to first mount the CD device like this:

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cd

then change to/mnt/cd by 'cd /mnt/cd'
Check the list by 'ls'
install whatever packages you want assuming you have 'rpm' extractor installed, just check by typing rpm, if it gives you a bunch of options then you would have it installed.

rpm -ivh filename.mdk.rpm

the above line should install whatever package you want to install. As far as GUI utility is concerned, i ocassionaly use Kpackage, which you can just type at console in GUI as "kpackage' and it should launch it.

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