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Install application/HTTP services to “/srv”?

I have been working with a team who used to install all the application and HTTP services like Apache or Tomcat to the '/srv' directory. I suspect mostly in order to keep the installed services ...
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yum install throwing error 403 when trying to install from rhel-x86_64-server-6

To preface this, I don't have much Red Hat experience. Most of my experience is with Ubuntu. The server I'm working on right now is running Red Hat Enterprise 6.5. I'm trying to do a simple yum ...
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403 AuthorizedOnly error when attempting apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

For some reason, apt-get upgrade isn't working today. This is what I see when I try to upgrade : root@localhost:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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trying to install postgresql-contrib for pg 8.4 in Ubuntu 12.10

I had to do some strange voodoo last year sometime to get postgresql 8.4 installed on a relatively modern ubuntu OS. I had to use 8.4 because the production site is 8.4 and we needed to ensure ...
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How to set up a local repository for ubuntu and add packages of your own [closed]

I want to make two things: First of all, I want to have my own repository of ubuntu in my servers to not overload the usage of Internet in my company and to control the updates. I think that I have ...
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143 views

Which apt options for a safe automatic update

Related to my previous question, what apt options should one use when upgrading a package so that: if other packages would be removed as a result of the upgrade, apt will stop without touching ...
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342 views

Using APT how can I install phpMyAdmin without 'apache2' and all of the other gumpf?

I have found that a lot of packages that get installed with APT tend to have many extra packages that get installed, but I am no sys-admin so I generally accept this. As I start to get to grips with ...
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1answer
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ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve

Transaction Summary ========================================================================================================================================================== Install 9 ...
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ISC BIND refuses to start: “exiting (due to fatal error)”

Bind 9.8.2 on CentOS 6.4 x64 on IBM X server. Bind 9.8.2 from official Centos updates repo used to work fine, but then I needed to tweak it by compiling from source (nothing crazy here -- just ...
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243 views

Is there a way to get Satellite 5.3 to list which packages are installed on each system?

I'm trying to generate a list of all the packages installed per server without having to go through each using rpm. I'm thinking Satellite should be able to provide this in a decent (hopefully easily ...
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How Do I Update a Package version and/or dependencies

The installed package libnet-amazon-ec2-perl uses v0.14.1. How do I update this package to use the latest stable release v0.22.1? When I try sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install ...
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How to get transaction history for yum?

I would like to know how to get the transaction history of yum (i.e. get the installations, deletions, etc.), hopefully ordered from most to least recent. Is there a way to accomplish this? Thanks ...
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1answer
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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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Vagrant box most similar to Amazon EC2 instances

Are there any 'boxes' available to download for Vagrant that closely mirror the Linux version and packages available for Amazon EC2 instances? I am testing locally using Vagrant, currently using the ...
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1answer
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How to copy the appropriate config file, with CHEF, in a recipe?

I'm starting to learn how develop recipes to chef. I need to install Ganglia Monitor in some servers (or nodes in ganglia literature). So that's why I'm checking if the plataform is ubuntu, centOS and ...
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If I want to run an application in Linux without using a package manager, is my only option to compile it from source?

I have 2 side projects I'd like to complete at work: Enable wiki users to authenticate against the corporate Active Directory (LDAP) server. Setup a code review tool for my dev team. Here's the ...
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Yum: List & Remove all devel packages

Devel packages usually contain the headers or other stuff that's necessary for compiling applications. To keep the systems clean and manageable, I'm looking for a command to list all-devel-packages ...
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1answer
128 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 ...
2
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1answer
90 views

Linux/Open Source Application Version Tracker

I manage a group of around 80 linux servers, many of which differ in their package requirements. For the most part these are easily managed via Puppet (for configuration) and then via package ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
225 views

Stopping dpkg from removing symlink on package upgrade

I have a debian package that installs a file to /usr/local/java/jre/lib/ext, where /usr/local/java is a symlink to where the jvm is actually installed, in this case /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun. The new ...
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901 views

Launching R but it can't find liblzma.so.2

I have R installed but when I try to launch it I get: ubuntu@ip-xx-250-202:/mnt/galaxyData/custom/MY_MSG_RUN$ R /mnt/galaxyData/custom/bin/lib64/R/bin/exec/R: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Sharing disk volumes across OpenVZ guests to reduce Package Management Overhead

Is it feasible to create a single "master" OpenVZ guest who would only be used for package management, and use something like mount --bind on several other OpenVZ guests sort of trick them into using ...
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1answer
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How to install Debian packages from list

How do you install Debian/Ubuntu packages from a file containing a list of package names? I have a file packages.txt like: apache2 install libapache2-mod-wsgi ...
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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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Is there a Linux distribution with non-admin, locally installable packages via the package manager? [closed]

I'm looking for a distribution that allows users with no administrator rights (sudo or other) to install packages locally under their home directory. Basically Homebrew for Linux. Or, imagine if ...
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1answer
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Rpm removal does not remove delivered dirs and leaves garbage

I deliver an application via an RPM. This application delivers various directories and files. E.g. under /opt/internal/com a file structure is being copied. I was expecting that on rpm -e all ...
3
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2answers
335 views

How to monitor package versions across multiple (Linux) servers

We use Puppet for installing the base level OS and packages, but our own application packages are deployed manually by individual developers. I'm looking for a web dashboard to view/monitor the ...
2
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3answers
77 views

Managing installation of non-distro software

I'm looking for ways to manage the installation of non-distro software, with multiple versions of the same software installed simultaneously. For example we'd have ProgramA 1.6 and ProgramB 1.7 ...
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2answers
382 views

getting error while installing subversion in ubuntu 9.04

sudo apt-get install subversion [sudo] password for hwsui: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
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1answer
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What does “Provides:” mean in the output of apt-cache showpkg?

man apt-cache has this to say on the matter: showpkg displays information about the packages listed on the command line. Remaining arguments are package names. The available versions and reverse ...
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What is the most easiest way to create a virtual package in debian?

1.) What is the most easiest way to create a "virtual package" in debian? My problem: I have compiled/installed mysql from source and now need to tell other packages that mysql is already installed ...
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How to install packages on Linux or Solaris on non-default paths?

By "default path", I mean "/usr/local", or other paths managed by root ("system paths"). I have to install many application packages (by that, I mean: svn, httpd, git, perl, python, ...) on a few ...
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1answer
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Can rpm upgrades and rpm erases be mixed in the same command (transaction)

I would like to upgrade package A and at the same time erase package B. There are dependencies between the packages so I would like to do both operations as one transaction. This can be done with 2 ...
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2answers
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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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3answers
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Why is Linux Package Management So Complicated? [closed]

On Windows, simple programs can often be installed by unzipping a zip file into an arbitrary directory. IMHO this is a great example of keeping things simple. For example, it allows installing ...
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1answer
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XAMPP or LAMP Installation Without Root Permission Under a Normal User Account on Linux

Has anyone installed XAMPP under a normal Linux user account without root permission? Or alternatively install Apache, MySql, Php one by one? The purpose is to leave nothing in the main Linux system ...
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1answer
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Why doesn't openSUSE Linux upgrade itself through its software repositories?

openSUSE - fast becoming my favourite Linux distro on the client - doesn't seem to upgrade itself through its own configured software repositories. Do we know why this is the case? Is it a ...
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4answers
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Linux server distro where default server packages customized the least?

I'm using Ubuntu server right now (for local development) and noticed that some Ubuntu packages like apache have their config files... um... scattered. While official Apache docs primarily refer to ...
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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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Is it possible reinstall packages in Ubuntu without an internet connection?

While experiencing some massive problems with MYSQL, I completely removed a package called rsyslog, and I can no longer get on the internet to use the package manager to correct my mistake. I also ...
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debian package manager.. php version: 5.3.3-7

I installed apache2 and php with apt-get. But if i check which version did it install on packet manager it's 5.3.3-7 Can you tell me what 3-7 mean? Last version of php is 5.3.5. Thanks
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yum depsolving problems - package already installed?

In trying to do a 'yum update' I've started to hit the following error on a number of my systems: --> Running transaction check --> Processing Dependency: freetype = 2.2.1-28.el5_5 for package: ...
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1answer
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Alter an existing logrotate file on package install

I have created a debian package that sets up awstats and the required scripts for a couple of hostnames in a server I have. My problem is with logrotate, I already update the stats with a cron job I ...
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2answers
381 views

Solutions for keeping multiple versions of packages

The basic goal I am aiming for is to be able to support older binaries and libraries in a production environment while still moving forward with newer libraries and binaries. Infrastructure setup: ...
0
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1answer
108 views

How do you manage programs/packages installed in /home/[user]/?

I've just obtained an account on shared hosting for my webapp. To make my development environment more pleasant, I'm installing a bunch of stuff (e.g. git, vim) in my /home directory. I guess I could ...
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Install Package dependencies separately over Cloud

Install Package dependencies separately over Cloud Hi all, I am working on a project that sets up packages on the cloud. For example, If i want to setup Drupal, i need seperate machines to maintain ...
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2answers
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System-install-packages missing in RedHat Enterprise Linux 5

i am using RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.1. When i use add-remove software in application menu, i think, that i wrongly uninstalled something. so after reboot that menu item missing. Also i can't use ...
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3answers
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Package Managers and Custom Installs?

Is it possible to use custom installs in conjunction with the package manager? For example, I would like to use apt-get to install EngineX because it will also install all the applicable ...