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need help installing tcl, expect on rhel 5.....newbie warning

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Hi

I am after help installing expect onto a rhel 5 server, if possible a complete idiots walk through as I know very little Linux and have been given this in someone absence

I have downloaded a zip file onto my laptop and that's as far as I have got

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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Have you tried:

# yum install tcl
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Hi

Thanks, is that somthing that's already built into the OS or do i have to download and install?

is it as easy as that with the expect package too?

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yum is the package manager, if you install tcl you should get expect as well
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Avoid using the zip file as you will need to compile from source.

It should be the other way around, tcl is the dependency for expect. You will need to specify expect if you only install tcl. Try -

yum install expect

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yum install tcl expect

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Thanks

How do I get away from the GUI to a command line to run this?
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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By starting a terminal, you should have it in your RH5 start menu, I don't know the exact location, but look for a black icon. Then in that terminal window change user to root by typing "su -" and typing the root password. Then on the # prompt give the yum install command I suggested above.
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You must be root to run the above commands. To start a terminal session in RHEL 5 -

Applications > Accessories > Terminal
su -

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Thanks

If these servers are not connected to the internet can I still run the YUM commands? or does it have to be done another way?
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>> not connected to the internet
How do you perform (security) updates then?

You'd have to download an RPM file then to perform the install if you're not connected...
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Thanks, it turns out these servers are RHEL6 not 5

I tried running the command it recognized that it needed some dependencies but failed

Any ideas?

Thanks

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It will be easier if it is connected to the internet. If not, you have to download the packages, copy them over and run the yum commands.
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Thanks all
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