>> How can I install packages that I forgot to install with the Red Hat
>> 7.1 installation?
>> Here's my problem: Various pieces of Red Hat keep saying that I am
>> missing a file and that it needs to be installed with a certain package
>> (namely most of the Kontrol Panel). But I have been unsuccessful at
>> finding where this is done. I am still a newbie with Linux, but I
>> would assume
>> there should be an "Add/Remove Programs" equivalent with Linux.
> Youl find the packages on the CDs under Redhat/RPMS/ , install them like
> rpm -ivh package1.rpm package2.rpm ..etc.
> the missing files it complains about many times require you to install
> other rpms first. You can probably guess which pakckage that have the
> missing file(s) based on its name, or you can query all the rpms for the
> file. The easiest thing though is to go to www.rpmfind.net , type in the
> missing file, it will come up with the rpm files containing these files,
> which you can either download and install, or just install them from
> your CD since you now know the name of the rpm package.
This brings up a Flame I have with Linux in general, and most of the
"packages" especially (ie Gnome, KDE, Ximian, etc). After spending
literally DAYS getting Evolution 0.9 installed on my Mandrake 7.2 system
(try to install - get list of deficiencies (mainly library upgrades). Download the
RPMs. Get lists of deficiencies for those. Download more RPMs. Get more deficiencies...)
I finally got it installed. I still haven't "cleaned up" after upgrading
from glibc 2.1 to 2.2...
Then I decided to try to upgrade to 0.12. Another PAGE of deficiencies!
I gave up - I'll have to live with 0.9.
Compare that to my Lady's experience with Eudora on her Windows box:
she lost some .dlls for 4.1, picked them up for 4.32...AND THEY WORKED!
I understand this is the price for rapid development and fast response
to bug, but it sure is frustrating!