I'm a programmer and my Linux knowledge is poor. I have to install rrdtools on a server, and i get some warnings about missing libraries. The server has been set up so that whenever I connect to it via a VPN client, I cannot access the Internet from that server or from the computer I use to access the server. The only way I can bring new files on that server is to put the files on a USB stick and then upload them to the server via pscp.
I normal circumstances, according to a forum post I've found, if I had Internet access from the server, I would use this command:
yum install cairo-devel libxml2-devel pango-devel pango libpng-devel freetype freetype-devel libart_lgpl-devel
I can't do that but I have access to another Red Hat server which has these missing libraries already installed since I was able to install rrdtools on it and I wonder if I can somehow use it to solve my problem.
My question isn't specifically targeted at rrdtools. I expect to encounter this problem further when I'll attempt to install some other software. Is there a way to list the dev packages that yum checks when I run yum install? And a way to find the download location of each package so I can download them manually and try to use something like
yum localupdate as I've seen here?