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Hi,

I recently installed red hat 9 - i install about half of the available packages - but now I'd like to install everything - is there a simple way of doing this???
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here is one method.

Assuming your using a cd installation:
Pop the cd in the drive, mount it ('mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom'), and cd into the RPMS directory ('cd /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS' IIRC).

Then simply do a 'rpm -Uhv *.rpm'.

This will propably generate a bunch of warnings and errors (mostly related to conflicts as there are mutually exclusive packages there and about packages already being installed etc.), so you'll have to skim over those and decide what to do about them if anything.

I'd generally consider it to be a bad idea in the first place to install everything, but hey, it's your boxen ;)
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youd prob get a lot of dependency warnings as well...
now if only you had mandrake 10.... has a nice util called 'urpmi' which automatically resolves dependencies.

Hope this helps.
J
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I guess i dont really want everything - but i noticed i dindt have nedit (yeah i know its small and i could just install that package) and a few other bits and piece....

bit scared by the dependancy issues
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i'd assume nedit is a text editor program?
If so, also consider using joe (joe's own editor)
or... become acquinted with vi....
vi is a bit difficult at first to understand, but eventually it becomes second nature.
Useful keys in vi:
i to start insert mode
r to start replace mode
<ESC> to stop any of these 2 above
and once not in edit mode:
:x <enter>  - save and quit
:w <enter> - save
:q <enter> - quit
:q! <enter> - quit without changing


Sorry if this is TMI...
;)
J
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If you'll install yum on the system (http://fedoralegacy.org/docs/yum-rh9.php) you can use it to install and any dependancies. You'll want to install yum or apt anyway in order to bring your RH9 box up to data w/respect to the RH9 errata. I'd recommend doing a 'yum update' first and then doing a 'yum install nedit'.
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