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    question on rpm


    Hi,

    I have some questions regarding rpms and because i'm new to linux i'm confused:
    1. i want to install a software for fedora, and i search for it in the rpmfind.net, but i didn't find any rpm for fedora. I found only for redhat and fedora core . Is fedora core the same thing with fedora 7 ? (my current OS)
    2. Is there any problem if i install the redhat rpms instead?or the Suse rpms?
    3.On another pc i have CentOS 5 . I read that CentOS basically is redhat, but what version of redhat? If i install redhat rpms on CentOS will it work?

    Thank you very much!

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    Make life easy on yourself and use the provided yum package manager to install software.

    Chasing down rpms (and their dependencies) may lead to a headache.

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    Yes i know but i want to learn to do it this way too.
    Now i noticed that i posted this thread under "Servers" , i apollogise to the administrators of this forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTIM View Post
    Hi,

    I have some questions regarding rpms and because i'm new to linux i'm confused:
    1. i want to install a software for fedora, and i search for it in the rpmfind.net, but i didn't find any rpm for fedora. I found only for redhat and fedora core . Is fedora core the same thing with fedora 7 ? (my current OS)
    2. Is there any problem if i install the redhat rpms instead?or the Suse rpms?
    3.On another pc i have CentOS 5 . I read that CentOS basically is redhat, but what version of redhat? If i install redhat rpms on CentOS will it work?

    Thank you very much!
    1. Fedora Core was the name of the project till fedora core 6. Since 7 they have all been named just Fedora.
    2. There is no problem to install any rpm packages, if you keep the dependencies.
    3. CentOS is like RHEL 5. Yes.. you may install RedHat rpms on CenotOS. Just keep in mind the deps.. don't force the rpm installation unless you are 100% sure what u r doing...


    Cheers,
    Ventsi

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