I've been handed a RHEL 6.5 server that needs KSH installing on.

That admin is not in work at the moment and we don't have a RHN subscription to download and install packages so I guess that I need to locate a RPM and install it manually, from what I've read online.

I usually only admin Debian/Ubuntu servers so I'm not sure where I would find a KSH RPM that I can install on a RHEL 6.5 server as we don't have access to yum command. Is there somehow I can do this?


KSH (ksh-20120801-10.el6.x86_64.rpm) comes in default with RHEL 6.5. Check if it is already there or not:

rpm -q ksh


which ksh

Else you can download the rpm package from the below link, mount it and install the package:


  • It wasn't installed so I downloaded it from your link and installed it. Thanks.
    – Jack
    Jun 20 '17 at 8:30
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    Jack, installing third-party RPMs (for scientific Linux nonetheless!) is not a good strategy. Get them from Redhat if you have RHEL.
    – Jeff Schaller
    Jun 28 '17 at 19:17

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