I am trying to install gtk-murrine-engine on my RedHat Linux Client 5.5 using yum install. It says package not available. It appears that there only exists some local repositories in yum , pertaining to my company use. Is there any way i can add the default repositories that normally exists , so that i can install other applications too??

PS: It is not a single case. I have been trying to install other packages too and gives the same error.

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    Do you have a valid RHN license? Commented Oct 9, 2011 at 7:16
  • Please post the output of yum repolist. Is your http-proxy set up properly?
    – Nils
    Commented Oct 9, 2011 at 19:49
  • If the Powers That Be decided it was Holiest Company Policy to offer only some repositories with specific software in them, you'd have to take it up with them. That said, non-official RHEL packages (but 1/2 official, maintained by the Fedora proyect) are offered by EPEL.
    – vonbrand
    Commented Feb 19, 2013 at 4:46

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux doesn't use standard HTTP yum repositories, but rather uses a RHN plugin for yum, so there are no "default repositories" apart from having the yum-rhn-plugin installed (and registering the host on RHN, of course).

HOWEVER, the gtk-murrine-engine package is actually part of EPEL, so just set up EPEL repositories as described in the link, and then you'll be able to install the package with a 'yum install gtk-murrine-engine'. Make sure you've got the RHN plugin set up properly, because you might need dependencies from RHN.

  • ive kept on searching for default repositories of red hat in google . NOw i know why i didnt get any good answers. Thanks
    – woodstok
    Commented Oct 11, 2011 at 11:16

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