On Sun, 21 Sep 2003 22:37:11 -0400, Ken Loomis wrote:
You are the one who made it hard by "getting rid" of dependencies.> I want to install Gnome. I've read and I've googled and the best I can
> tell it looks like I have to install 47 packages! Some of which I have
> and some of which I don't. Isn't there an easier way? I can't ftp from
> the machine and I don't know squat about tarballs, etc. Is there no
> other way?
> Can I install Gnome from my distro disks without having to reinstall
> Linux in it's entirity.
> I can't believe it's this hard.
Normally, Gnome is installed by default, and would work without problems
right off. All the packages needed for Gnome are on your RH 7.2 distro
CD. Trust me on this; I did it ok. You will need to update many of
those packages from the Internet before you are really set up.
You don't need ftp to upgrade or download packages. You don't need to
know about tarballs. Normally, use up2date and rpm's.
You need Gnome running to use up2date, even though you can start it from a
You can also get packages from other sources, at your discretion. Again,
you probably need a GUI running to use a browser for http protocol, though
it can be done without it. Try googling for:
Also, as stated in my other message, look on RH specific NG's.
Or try groups.google.com, and search for (existing!) specific answers to
your specific questions, on RH specific groups. When all else fails, you
could read the directions, at redhat.com.
It's easy, ... if you don't "get rid of depenancies".
Just reinstall everything (save and restore your "/home/" folder if you
want.) Follow the directions in the installation dialogs. You can boot
to text console (**log in as a normal user!!**) and duff around all you
want. Then do a
and everything will be beautiful. Update your internet apps for security
fixes. Read the redhat update mails faithfully. When you can do
everything from a command line that most of us do from a GUI, give a