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What's the simplest way to download/install software on Red Hat Linux (from bash command line)?

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You probably want to use your package manager, which depends on your distro. Which are you using? –  Michael Mrozek Nov 12 '10 at 7:25
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Redhat, so it seems –  ripper234 Nov 12 '10 at 8:33
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For Red Hat/Fedora:

$ yum install foo

For Ubuntu ( run this as root ) :

# apt-get install foo
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I'm trying "yum install ncdu", and getting "No package ncdu available." (See unix.stackexchange.com/questions/3961/…). What now? –  ripper234 Nov 12 '10 at 10:25
    
@ripper234 Not all distros provide ncdu –  N J Nov 12 '10 at 10:33
    
So, what are my options then? Do I have to download the source and compile? –  ripper234 Nov 12 '10 at 11:18
    
Suse uses yast not yum –  xenoterracide Nov 12 '10 at 13:26
    
@ripper234 ... I don't know what that is but I'll bet it's in an external repo, try asking a second question on here "how can I install ncdu on Red Hat" and ask if it's available in any repo's in the text. –  xenoterracide Nov 12 '10 at 13:27
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For Debian/Ubuntu

aptitude install firefox

For Fedora i think it is

yum install firefox

[note] Run these as root.

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@Stefan, what's up with # and $ ? –  Johan Nov 13 '10 at 11:36
    
see this discussion. # means the command is run as root, $ is normal user. –  Stefan Nov 13 '10 at 12:24
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If you are using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it happens that the package you are looking for is in EPEL, so you can install that:

sudo rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

and then you can yum install ncdu.

If you are using ancient Red Hat Linux, the answer is for the love of all that is holy, time to upgrade to Fedora.

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In debian based system you can use sudo apt-get install foo to download you can use wget

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