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Offline BeerSlinger

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Redhat Install
« on: March 27, 2006, 08:51:41 pm »
Hello,

I was wondering if there has been an issues with installation in Redhat Fedora Core 4?  I'm approching this from the angle that, number one, I'm a newbie because i'm switching-over from windows.  So I will be the first to admit that i'm still trying to learn the in's-and-out's of Linux.  Second, I'm asking because I've also tried to install almost half a dozen other pieces of software and they have all failed in one form or another...

So i'm trying to figure out if its something that i'm doing wrong or if it is the oporating system.

Up to now, Fedora has been cool, but the installs have been frustrating....

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Re: Redhat Install
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2006, 09:35:13 pm »
Code
svn checkout svn://svn.berlios.de/codeblocks/trunk ; \
yum -y install wxGTK wxGTK-devel automake ; \
cd trunk && ./bootstrap ; ./configure ; make ; make install

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Re: Redhat Install
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2006, 09:56:21 pm »
By the way, you want to use Fedora Core 5, it is a lot nicer and by order of magnitude faster than its predecessor.
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Re: Redhat Install
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2006, 01:16:35 am »
By the way, you want to use Fedora Core 5, it is a lot nicer and by order of magnitude faster than its predecessor.

Crap, I didn't see it until I started investgating it.......Redhat really needs to update their main pages.......

Ok, since I have your attention, and since I maybe able to presume that you use more then one language.....I hope if you don't mind another question or two because I tend to get much more intelligent answers from here VS other boards....

Today, I tried to use PHP and it failed, HTTPD was running and there was absolutly no recognition of the code and it was just a couple of simple files like a print text to screen with an echo and PHPInfo commands....

Also, I enabled mysqld and it gave off a wierd warning that i've never seen before, it said something like: make sure your password is provided and mentioned something about reporting bugs.....but I only saw it once and it was alot to take in.......

The more that i'm trying this software, the more bummed i'm becoming, because from the outside, it looks great but it just has become clear that it has become really buggy.........I don't remember having near this trouble in RH9.......
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Re: Redhat Install
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2006, 10:30:26 am »
Crap, I didn't see it until I started investgating it.......Redhat really needs to update their main pages.......
It says Download Fedora Core 5 now in bold letters on top of the front page for the last 8 days. What else do you expect? :)

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Today, I tried to use PHP and it failed, HTTPD [...] enabled mysqld [...] wierd warning that i've never seen
All of these work 100% reliably after a standard installation. Do not play with configuration options that you do not understand, and you will not break anything. In the unlikely case that you really need to modify something, read the manual first, and make a backup of all files you modify.
Also, please do note that this is not the Linux-Beginner-HOWTO. Documentation is available at http://www.apache.org, http://www.php.net, and http://www.mysql.com, as well as http://www.tldp.org/.

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The more that i'm trying this software, the more bummed i'm becoming, because from the outside, it looks great but it just has become clear that it has become really buggy
Again, stop playing with things you don't understand. A mainstream distribution like Fedora (or Ubuntu, likewise) installs everything in a more or less failsafe manner that works without any problems and is just perfect for 99.9% of all users. Do not tamper with it, and it will work.

If you absolutely need the "But I am root, I can modify every setting!" feeling, then learn how to do things before touching anything (also, in this case, gentoo would be rather what you want).
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Re: Redhat Install
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2006, 03:58:01 pm »
Crap, I didn't see it until I started investgating it.......Redhat really needs to update their main pages.......
It says Download Fedora Core 5 now in bold letters on top of the front page for the last 8 days. What else do you expect? :)

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Today, I tried to use PHP and it failed, HTTPD [...] enabled mysqld [...] wierd warning that i've never seen
All of these work 100% reliably after a standard installation. Do not play with configuration options that you do not understand, and you will not break anything. In the unlikely case that you really need to modify something, read the manual first, and make a backup of all files you modify.
Also, please do note that this is not the Linux-Beginner-HOWTO. Documentation is available at http://www.apache.org, http://www.php.net, and http://www.mysql.com, as well as http://www.tldp.org/.

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The more that i'm trying this software, the more bummed i'm becoming, because from the outside, it looks great but it just has become clear that it has become really buggy
Again, stop playing with things you don't understand. A mainstream distribution like Fedora (or Ubuntu, likewise) installs everything in a more or less failsafe manner that works without any problems and is just perfect for 99.9% of all users. Do not tamper with it, and it will work.

If you absolutely need the "But I am root, I can modify every setting!" feeling, then learn how to do things before touching anything (also, in this case, gentoo would be rather what you want).

Oh, I hadn't seen that bold text, but I wasn't reading carefully anyway.  My mind was a little numb because of some coding that I had done earlier...

I understand, I'm sure that you have heard of a lot of people that tinker with settings, and all I was trying to get was that I've never been in a situation where a complete install was done and things didn't work straight out of the box on any level...Personally, I hate messing with settings that I don't understand but I also hadn't researched the stuff either...Just for that procise reason and because I hadn't had time...

I just didn't know if you ran into this as well...
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