How do i install individual packages from the command line.......

How do i install individual packages from the command line.......

Post by Chri » Sat, 12 Apr 1997 04:00:00

I want to install some packages from the command line but do not know how
to! The only way i have been installing new packages eg the Source file for
kernel recompile, is by reinstalling the whole system from CD. Surely there
is a quicker way of doing this, with RPM maybe? i am running Redhat 4.1 and
Xwindows won't start because it complains about two modules not available
they are PEX and something ending in IE! I can't remember! Anyway i want to
install PEX without reinstalling the whole lot AGAIN!

I am only a beginner but i must hold the record for the most installs in
the shortest amount of time so far! Pleeeese help!


Chris Davies


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