Where do I download Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

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Q. Where do I download Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

A. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is not available for download. It is a commercial and supported Linux distribution.

Red Hat Network (RHN) (free registration required) has the trial version or demo version and you can download ISO images for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. After evaluation period you need to purchase support.

However I recommend downloading CentOS which is 100% Red Hat Enterprise Linux based free system. Another option is to try out Debian stable Linux.

You may also get free RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) if you are leasing a server from dedicated hosting service providers.

How do I install or upgrade an RPM file or package under Red Hat / Fedora / Suse Linux?

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Q. How can I install or upgrade an RPM package under CentOS / RHEL / Fedora / Suse Linux?

A. To install or upgrade an rpm file or package you need to use rpm command. RPM is a RPM Package Manager (originally called Red Hat Package Manager). Both Novell Suse Linux and Red Hat Linux support (Fedora Linux) uses rpm.

To install an rpm you need to use following command (you must be a root user i.e. login as a root user):# rpm -ivh package.rpmTo upgrade an rpm package you need to use rpm command as follows:# rpm -Uvh package.rpmRed Hat enterprise Linux user can use up2date command to install or update package over Internet:# up2date -i package-nameFedora Linux user, use yum command to install or update package over Internet:# yum install packageFedora Linux Update package: # yum update package

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