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1answer
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Upgrading packages over a large amount of servers

I have a large amount of CentOS servers that I need to periodically upgrade packages on. How can I combine automated upgrades but still retain control? Some of my issues with fully automated ...
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1answer
293 views

ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve

Transaction Summary ========================================================================================================================================================== Install 9 ...
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Keeping a local mirror lean and mean for what our application needs

We have a local mirror RPM repositorythat lives where our virtual servers live on Amazon Web Services. This setup could conserve some network bandwidth, but my predecessor probably set it up as place ...
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0answers
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Robustness of installing from deb on RHEL

How robust is the method of converting .deb packages to RPM using alien and then installing on RHEL/CentOS with yum? What are best practices to manage the process? I have used Debian for several ...
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Yum configuration through a proxy necessary?

I'm trying to get my yum configuration to work again but it stops at the following: yum update--verbose Config time:0.091 Yum Version: 3.2.22 Setting up Package Sacks Loading mirror speeds ...
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Trouble installing rpm package [closed]

This is probably a dumb question. I need to install the rpm package as listed here: http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=CESA-2012:0467 but I simply don't know where it is hosted. I ...
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4answers
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Yum (CentOS 6.4) - Remove all Installed Packages [closed]

I need to clean my system and redo it all. Is there any easy way to get rid of every single package I've installed (to a point where it's CentOS minimal)? I can't remember all of the packages and yum ...
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1answer
127 views

Going from source to RPM

I'm curious about the major difference/pros/cons between installing services and tools from source over using RPMs and from repositories. From my understanding using a repo/rpm gives you the ability ...
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2answers
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Clear OS always showing “Operation too slow. Less than 1 bytes/sec”

Have been trying to install clear os addon but nothing is working as i am facing this error on every mirror in the .repo file. Yum install squid ...
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3answers
58 views

CentOS: What package includes X file

On CentOS, using yum, or another software (text mode). How can I search for a package, for example to search for the package that includes smbclient?
2
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5answers
131 views

Any advantage to building from source if I can get it from repo of a similar distro

I'm using Amazon Linux AMI, which seems to be some RHEL or CentOS offshoot. I've read that it should be binary compatible with RHEL. My question is: is there any advantage to compile a package from ...
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2answers
807 views

Do .rpm files have metadata

I have a .rpm file on my windows machine. Is there a way to inspect this file (either on windows or centos) without installing it, to find out where it was compiled from? something like metadata?
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1answer
195 views

Convert Chef recipe from Centos to Ubuntu

I'm trying to adapt a chef recipe developed for Centos to Ubuntu, and thinking that there must be a better way. Methodology (I'm using Vagrant): vagrant reload Look through log to find the package ...
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5answers
132 views

Determining the version of a packaged process on linux

It's easy to know which version of a package is installed on a linux distro: package-manager info <packagename> i.e.: yum info ntp However, is there a 'linux convention' sort of way to ...
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4answers
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Getting a list of packages installed on CentOS (by command line and on the web)

When installing CentOS (6.2), it installs a whole bunch of packages, but the installation is often very fast, it's hard to note the names of the packages. I have a couple of questions: 1) I'm ...
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5answers
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How to install mcrypt for PHP 5.3.3 on CentOS 5.7 64 bit?

I installed php 5.3 and some modules using yum install php53-{module-name} But mcrypt did not work. I searched like this: yum list php* | grep mcry The only package that came up was ...
0
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2answers
370 views

How to update my grep utility on CentOS 5.6?

I'm using a CentOS 5.6 system. Since there is a bug in my version of grep. I want to upgrade to a new version. I tried to use yum to update(upgrade) it, but failed. [root@localhost ~]# cat ...
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1answer
39 views

How to include a mysql script in an install script/package

I am trying to wrap up one of our projects in Ubuntu/CentOS packages. The project is a typical web framework which requires to deploy a tomcat war file, create some directories and run a mysql script ...
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1answer
487 views

apt-cacher/approx equivalent for Centos

I am looking at setting up several Centos machines in my network and would like to have them update from a centralised server on the network. I am hoping to save bandwidth by not having to update each ...
0
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2answers
847 views

How to install section 3 manpages for CentOS

I'm trying to read the manpage for read(3) on my CentOS system: $ man read 3 No manual entry for 3 What/Which package do I have to install to get these manpages? (glibc* packages are installed on ...
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1answer
95 views

CentOS 5.5 Package documentation

Usually when I install a common package like PostgreSQL or MySQL or Python etc using Yum it installs the files held within those packages into locations specific to CentOS itself. It may also install ...
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1answer
1k views

How to install ClusterSSH (cssh) on CentOS?

How can I install ClusterSSH on CentOS? I can find some old guides online, but they seem outdated.
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2answers
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Can I install packages from the EPEL 6 repository on CentOS 5.2?

Further to this question: yum package conflict installing mysqlclient package I noticed that the EPEL 6 repository has Zabbix 1.8.4 rpm's. Can I point CentOS 5.2 at this repository and install ...
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3answers
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yum package conflict installing mysqlclient package

I'm trying to build and install Zabbix 1.8 on my CentOS 5.2 server. This server has MySQL 5.0 installed from the standard CentoOS 5.2 repository. ./configure ... is failing because of: configure: ...
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5answers
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CentOS 5.5 Install Customization

I'm having a frustrating time with customizing my initial CentOS 5.5 installation. I want to have a specific set of the packages installed (e.g. I want Java and httpd but not OpenOffice or NewsServer) ...
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1answer
1k views

Text-based package manager GUI for CentOS

I come from Debian Linux. In that OS I used aptitude for a neat ncurses text-based GUI package manager. What exists for CentOS that is the same?
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1answer
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Yum - is it possible to search all remote packages for a specific file?

It frequently happens that I forget which remote packages contain the files necessary for something to install; I want to be able to search them for these files.
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2answers
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latest openbox Yum package standalone install centos

i am trying to install openbox on centos. when i try yum install openbox i get no openbox package available nothing to do how can I install this standalone with the yum command?
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2answers
516 views

How to determine the location of files installed by a package on CentOS

Is there a simple yum command or some other that indicates where abouts the files belonging to a particular package have been installed?
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2answers
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yum equivalent of “apt-get purge”

I want to reinstall a package on CentOS and start from scratch. In Debian, I can do a apt-get purge foo and it'll remove all config files for foo. yum remove foo doesn't remove the config files. Is ...
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5answers
219 views

Compromising between fresh and secure PHP packages on production servers?

I have a handful of production servers running Centos. My application requires a fairly recent version of PHP (> 5.2, IIRC). The options currently available to Centos Users are: The official, ...
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9answers
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Is there any decent repositories for CentOS or Fedora?

I'm known as a hater of RPM/Yum based OS, just because i think their lacking of decent package repositories (at least for recent software). While in Debian/Ubuntu, there are a lot of good ...