Is it possible to install Linux package by package?

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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?

Question by:uknet80
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    Accepted Solution

    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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    Assisted Solution

    You can install the minimal RHEL ( 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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    Assisted Solution

    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.


    Assisted Solution

    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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    Assisted Solution

    > 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.

    Author Comment

    Thanks for all your response.


    Author Closing Comment

    I got the picture thanks.

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