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Is it possible to install Linux package by package?

Dear experts,

I have some packages that is given me problems, I can’t remove it because it will remove many dependencies, which cause whole system to crash. I am thinking to install linux (RHEL6) package by package, is that possible at all?

thanks
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uknet80
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farzanjCommented:
You can delete packages without removing all dependencies

rpm -e --nodeps <package>

Second:  When you install Redhat, you have to pick a least number of packages at least and then you can install package by package.
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mccrackyCommented:
You can install the minimal RHEL (http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/CentOS5#head-c79c201900d22f163a445f134fcc6c916eb3cb6e) and add from there.

Alternatively, if you aren't confined to RHEL, you can try another more minimal distribution. (e.g. Debian or Gentoo or even Linux From Scratch).
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Rance_HallCommented:
It isn't possible to install package by package because some of the core packages are interdependent on each other.

But you can install a minimal core and then add optional software package by package.

This is how I do it all the time.

Rance
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overtheclock007Commented:
Its possible to install linux packge by packge but you need to know all dependencies. These is why there are realeases. But when you finish, a year as passed.!!!!!
Is better to upgrade packges, reinstall . Try to use gnome or kde packger manager with -NODEPS.
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wesly_chenCommented:
> I have some packages that is given me problems
Which package you have problem and what's the problem, i.e. error message?
We might be able to help you on that.
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uknet80Author Commented:
Thanks for all your response.

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uknet80Author Commented:
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