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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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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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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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Pin package versions in RHN?

Is there a way in RHN/Satellite to pin versions of packages to ensure that they don't get upgraded past a certain version? I have some custom applications that require certain packages to be locked at ...
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2answers
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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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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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1answer
101 views

%files section in building rpm from source using Red Hat package Manager

I am creating customized rpm through source. I want to know what is the use of %files section. These are the files that rpm will include in the package or it needs these files for rpm creation ...
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1answer
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Yum issues after upgrading MySQL from 5.0 to 5.5 on RHEL

I'm running RHEL 5.6 and trying to upgrade MySQL from 5.0 to 5.5. I ran sudo yum remove mysql* to remove all the existing MySQL-related packages. Then I installed MySQL 5.5 packages: $ sudo yum ...
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2answers
428 views

getting permission denied while creating rpm through rpm package manager on RHEL 5.3

I am trying to create rpm through rpm package manager. Following is my spec file: **# This is a spec file for openldappkg** %define _topdir /osp/rpmBuildOpenLdap %define name openldap %define ...
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3answers
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Is there a way to build rpm's and deb's on the same system

I have a large Java enterprise application that is required to output rpm and deb packages. Currently this means that we build the application on two different boxes, one with CentOS and the other ...
3
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4answers
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yum simulate install

Coming from an ubuntu perspective, if I want to check to see what additional packages will be installed/upgraded I can use apt-get --simulate install <package name> Is there something similar ...
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Using Puppet to install software “bundles”

We're in the process of researching a configuration/systems management implementation and we've done quite a lot of demoing of Puppet. Puppet seems to excel at the somewhat simple "ensure this ...
2
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1answer
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Is “yum groupinstall” compatible with Red Hat Network?

On CentOS 5, I run yum groupinstall "Development Libraries" to install the commonly used development libraries. Can I use the same command on a RHEL5 server with RHN? Is the "Development Libraries" ...
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2answers
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How-to: add an ISO/DVD of RHEL to the Repository list under Gnome for installing packages

I want to add the original ISO I installed RHEL from as a repository under the Add/Remove Software tool in Gnome. How do I do this? To clarify, I know what I need to do (add a repository) - I need ...
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2answers
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How-to: install all packages from DVD when setting-up an RHEL server (text mode)?

I have tried googling, and so far have found nothing. Is there a way to select all packages from the install DVD for Red Hat Enterprise Linux when doing an installation? With the GUI installer, I ...
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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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4answers
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How can I remove the GUI bits from a Red Hat Enterprise Linux install?

I am looking at a farm of RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.3 servers, which all have GNOME and Xorg installed, none of which need them. They were deployed by a 3rd party from a VM template, and I ...
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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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How can I uninstall software from an RHEL 5 system?

I installed Rubygems 1.3.4 on an RHEL 5 system. The way you install that is to download source and run setup.rb. I did not find a package for it through yum list available. Now I'd like to uninstall ...
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1answer
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Replace file belonging to an installed RPM with a different RPM using YUM

How to replace a file belonging to an installed RPM with a different RPM (a hotfix RPM) that includes the same file, using YUM. YUM does not provide the --replacefiles option (available in the rpm ...