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Getting Started

Thank you for purchasing our "Open Source Collection". The navigation links on the right contain detailed instructions on the following:

  • Install the RPM package manager. RPM packages are used on Redhat Linux and are available for our other supported platforms if specified at the time of purchase (in the latter case, the RPM package manager must be installed first).

  • Installing our cross-platform package installation tool, pkgutils. When installing directly against our remote repository or when mirroring our remote repository and installing against the local mirror, the pkgutils installation tool must be installed.

    When installing against our CDs, pkgutils is not required but, if used, provides a uniform frontend on all platforms for package installation, removal, and obtaining information about the packages installed from our distribution (special package notes, changelog information, etc.).

  • Installing directly against our remote repository.

  • Downloading packages from this site.

The downloads link in the main navigation bar allows you to download invidivual packages, security fixes, errata, and updated versions to packages shipped with a release. While the packages are displayed for all customers, only those who have purchased the "Media/Updates" product are entitled to download security fixes and updated packages.

The account link in the main navigation bar allows you to modify your shipping address, password, and preferences. We strongly recommend changing your initial password. We also recommend updating the notification email preference with a list of email address to receive notifications of errata, security fixes, and package updates. If you have several email addresses to add to this list, please create an internal mailing list and specify the mailing list address in the notification emails preference.

Release Notes
Getting Started
Package Utilities Suite
Package Internals
Mirroring Repository
GPG Public Key
Getting Started
Installing RPM
Installing pkgutils
Remote Installation
Downloading Packages