I’m trying to install gedit on an Amazon EC2 instance running Redhat 4.4.4-13. I thought it would be as easy as
sudo yum install gedit
But that just gives me:
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities, security Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile amzn-main | 2.1 kB 00:00 amzn-updates | 2.1 kB 00:00 Setting up Install Process No package gedit available. Error: Nothing to do
Trying “yum repolist all” gives me this:
repo id repo name status amzn-main amzn-main-Base enabled: 2,463 amzn-main-debuginfo amzn-main-debuginfo disabled amzn-main-nosrc amzn-main-nosrc disabled amzn-updates amzn-updates-Base enabled: 86 amzn-updates-debuginfo amzn-updates-debuginfo disabled amzn-updates-nosrc amzn-updates-nosrc disabled repolist: 2,549
So it looks as though this machine doesn’t have any of the usual repositories, including those with gedit. How do I install those? I can’t find any documentation on this.
You don’t appear to be running Red Hat, but Amazon Linux. Since this is designed to be a server instance, they may have chosen not to provide desktop tools such as
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