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  1. #1

    rh9 rpms installing uninstalling


    I just upgraded from rh7.2 to 9, i didnt upgrade the software like installing it over the old version, i did a clean installation. the thing is that in 7.2 i could access the rpms installed in my system and install uninstall and upgrade as i please. now in 9 i see a new interface add and remove software but the only things i can add and remove from there is the rh9 own software I installed a new software not included with rh9 i cant uninstall it from there... where can i find an utility to do that??? on rh9 to manage all my rpms?

    Thanks in advance

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    see my guide, I don't really recommend the add/remove apps feature in rh9.

    if you wanna make things really easy, use at rpms, there is a page on it on my guide.

    if you like using rpms, check out my red hat 9 page

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    I am reviewing your guide but...

    You point some RPMS from Freshrpms, I have downloaded some rpms from there and i cant install them! so frustrating, when i double click on then, the rpm installer open and it shows the reading headers etc... and then dissapear no installation option!!! any idea?

    Thanks for your help, I will keep checking your guide up.

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    Previous versions of Red Hat (such as 7.3) can do this also, but you need to run the package manager or insert the cd and a different program will start to help you figure things out. It is easier and more convenient in Red Hat 9.
    The package manager you mention here I Can remeber that on my RH7.2 (Seawolf) is it possible to find it and use it in in RH9??

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    Use..

    Code:
    rpm -ivh <rpmpackage> to install the application
    
    and 
    
    rpm -e <rpmpackage> to uninstall the program
    Regards

    Andutt

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    yes thank you... i am just lazy ... as a consequence of windoze!!
    no no i am lazy... i guess. so i dont like to use the console but i guess that do it... thank you i will use the console.

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    make sure you are NOT getting the ones with SRC, MDK, PPC in the name, get the red hat ones, they should be listed there, and I agree, it is MUCH better to use the terminal to install apps, in fact I never do the double click thing, it sucks, imho.

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    Actually, the console is better in all ways. It's an incredibly powerful way of doing virtually anything. See http://www.linuxcommand.org/ for more info.

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    I have that bookmarked now, will check it out later, gotta love kickstart tho

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