If you've got Red Hat Linux and would like to install the C-Kermit RPM, you can use either `rpm' or `glint' to do so. Glint is simply a graphical front end to rpm.
If your copy of Red Hat Linux came with a User's Guide, you can look there for instructions on using rpm and glint to install packages. If you have Red Hat Linux 4.0 or 4.1, rpm is discussed in Chapter 7 of the User's Guide, and glint in Chapter 9.
If you don't have the Red Hat Linux User's Guide, it's freely available on Red Hat's website:
http://www.redhat.com/manualIn addition, the HTML version of the User's Guide is available on the Red Hat Library CD, available from Red Hat and its resellers.
Basically, you can install the ckermit RPM using:
su rpm --install ckermit-6.0.192-7.i386.rpmIf you already have a prior version of ckermit installed (which is unlikely), or if you're not sure whether you do or not, you can use:
su rpm --upgrade ckermit-6.0.192-7.i386.rpmFor more information about using rpm, use the following commands:
rpm --help man rpmAs far as downloading, you ought to ask your network provider or network administrator how to go about downloading files to your system; in addition, you ought to ask how to make sure that you download the ckermit RPM in `binary' mode to avoid corrupting it.
If you have Red Hat Linux 4.0 or later, you can use the following command to check the integrity of the package after you download it:
rpm --checksig --nopgp ckermit-6.0.192-7.i386.rpmIf the package is not corrupted, rpm should say something similar to:
ckermit-6.0.192-7.i386.rpm: size md5 OKIf instead, for example, rpm says:
ckermit-6.0.192-7.i386.rpm: size MD5 NOT OKor:
ckermit-6.0.192-7.i386.rpm: rpmReadSignature failedthen the package is corrupted.