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Trying to install GCC 3.3 on RH 5.3 using Package Manager GUI

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Hello, I am trying to get GCC 3.3 (and several other packages) installed on a RHEL 5.3 machine.  When i open the package manager GUI, there are no 'available packages', I am assuming because it isnt connected to the RH network (which I dont know how to fix that either).  When i click on "Browse" in the package manager, i get the following error:

Component: pirut
Summary: TBa0915cfe __init__.py:581:_getGroups:GroupsError: No Groups Available in any repository

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/pirut", line 122, in _pageSwitch
    self.pageMap[num]()
  File "/usr/sbin/pirut", line 327, in _showBrowse
    grpsel.doRefresh()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/pirut/GroupSelector.py", line 523, in doRefresh
    if len(self.ayum.comps.categories) == 0:
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 607, in <lambda>
    comps = property(fget=lambda self: self._getGroups(),
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 581, in _getGroups
    raise Errors.GroupsError, _('No Groups Available in any repository')
GroupsError: No Groups Available in any repository

Local variables in innermost frame:
group_st: 1304002808.23
self: <__main__.PackageManager object at 0xedfd710>
reposWithGroups: []
overwrite: False
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by:rindi
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To be able to connect to the RH repositories, you need to register and license yourself with RedHat. If you don't do that you should use another distro, like CentOS, which is a clone of RedHat, but free. With that you you get all updates and connections to the repositories.

http://centos.org
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by:ndwHombre
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rindi, do you have a link or where i can set up the registration on RH for package manager?
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by:rindi
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Just visit the redhat site and look at "Subscription" (I think).
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by:wesly_chen
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RHEL comes with gcc4 (the kernel is compiled with gcc4).
It provides gcc3.4 in compatible package.
Check your RHEL 5 DVD for the RPM file
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compat-gcc-34
compat-gcc-34-c++
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and
# rpm -ivh compat-gcc-34*.rpm

Or if RHN is activated, then
# yum install compat-gcc-34 compat-gcc-34-c++
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I was able to get a 30 day tried and using the registration program in the menu, enter my RHN credentials and then package manager was working and i was able to install GCC and all the prerequisites automatically.
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I figured it out.
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