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How do I find out what RPMs make up a “yum group install”?

I am trying to install the Gnome Desktop Environment on a RHEL 5 system. I am NOT connected to the internet and do NOT have any local repo or the install disks. Under normal circumstances, where a ...
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Single TCP-CLOSE_WAIT connection brings down application till restart

Recently found a behaviour where my application had a connection in TCP Close_wait state till the app was restarted (after about 5 hours). But during this period the SUnreclaim space was also ...
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vncserver auto start display for root

In my rhel5 system there are cronjob scripts that are running as root which requires export DISPLAY. I have added below lines in /etc/sysconfig/vncservers to start vncserver on certain displays for ...
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Can not register with RHEL

# yum -v repolist Loading "rhnplugin" plugin Loading "security" plugin Config time: 0.105 There was an error parsing the RHN proxy settings. RHN support will be disabled. Yum Version: 3.2.22 repolist: ...
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EXT3-fs error (device dm-10)

I got this log error below: Aug 1 20:44:01 TDBP24LV kernel: EXT3-fs error (device dm-10): ext3_free_blocks_sb: bit already cleared for block 8159746 Aug 1 20:44:01 TDBP24LV kernel: EXT3-fs error ...
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Missing NICs in a HP ProLiant DL380 G6 running RHEL 5.5 64-bit

I have 2 twin boxes HP ProLiant DL3680 G6 running RHEL 5.5 64-bit. In one of them, two network interfaces (eth2 and eth7) are missing, i.e., they are not available: # ifconfig eth2 eth2: error ...
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All terminal windows suddenly disappear in Linux [closed]

Sorry in advance for the wall of text. I'm having a problem which is leaving me with very few clues as to what might be going on. Also, I apologize if ServerFault isn't the ideal place for this ...
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Changing GRUB configuration to “single” not working in RHEL

I am using RHEL 5.10. I have mistakenly deleted /etc/passwd file in my server (though I have the backup). I'm just trying to get into single user mode by typing single at the end of the kernel line ...
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“sock_sendmsg-error 22” error in RHEL

I am using RHEL 5.10 servers ( which are in cluster using some shared services). When I restart them using "init 6" or "reboot". the servers hang while shutting down, continuously showing the below ...
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Is there a max length to java_opts arguments on a tomcat process

We have a tomcat startup script with a java_opts that contains a fairly lengthy (around 14 hosts) entry for -Dhttp.nonProxyHosts, I've noticed that although tomcat appears to start properly, entries ...
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Chef Server 11.4 SSL certificate failure when bootstrapping a node

I'm trying to bootstrap a RHEL 5 server with Chef 11 Chef-Client using my Chef 11 Work station through a Chef Server 11.4. However, I am receiving the error below. ...
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LVM: Duplicate VG name VolGroup00

I'm on a server that shows a duplicate VG name. How can I rename one of these VolGroups to get rid of this conflict? [root@dev-server dev]# lvs WARNING: Duplicate VG name VolGroup00: ...
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RHEL5: htop shows empty command-column

When issue the command htop on my RHEL5 box I get a normal view, however when I scroll down I have several "blank" command ranges as can be seen here: Can someone explain me how this ...
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RHEL 5 createrepo hangs

I've got a RHEL 5 server that I want to create a mirror repo on. I've specified a new file system mounted at /repos. I have run reposync -p /repos --repoid=rhel-x86_64-server-5 -l which completed OK. ...
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What could cause *every* command in RHEL to be executed by root?

Recently I was asked to look at a system for a "friend" that left me completely stumped. Their original problem stated to me: They have a RHEL 5.10, gnome desktop fairly typical install They are ...
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Using a single APC UPS via network switch to gracefully shutdown many servers

Here is my situation. I have 10 Dell servers in my rack with 8 1500VA battery backups. I would like to take 1 of those battery backups and connect it to my network switch and use a software solution ...
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How to extract single day Munin graphs

We have one monitoring server and on that I install Munin. Now i need to extract Feb 1 Graphs. Is it possible to extract the graph and will it effect the latest graphs
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I have servers that keep becoming inactive in RHEL Satellite 5.3

I have lots of RHEL 5 servers subscribed to a Satellite 5.3 server (I know it's all old, not my choice). After I register servers, many of them seem to fall out and become inactive and require ...
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Which files are updated when I use gdmsetup to configure remote XDMCP?

I am configuring my RHEL 5.6 box to use XDMCP and following some pretty straightforward instructions to do this using gdmsetup. XDMCP seems to be working just fine but my problem is I need to be able ...
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Set Linux GID based on LDAP OU in ldap.conf

In our company we have a given LDAP Server, which represents the Users of our Windows Active Directory. Unfortunately the gidNumber sent to the LDAP client is always containing the Value "1001" for ...
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How is “kernel.*” syslog spoofing prevented?

I'm finding instances of syslog-ng writing out garbage followed by a blank kernel.emerg line in one of our production environments. Example of one: Dec 21 00:14:56 someserver [syslog-ng.err] Error ...
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NFS mount still connected even after box is disconnected from network

I have a mount between a RHEL 5.6 and a Solaris 6 box acting as the NFS server. My mount options are simply rw,intr. When I disconnect the RHEL linux box from the network I am still able to write ...
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How to monitor NFS load from userland?

Apologies if I'm not using the proper jargon (although I'm a longtime linux user, I'm not an admin) or if this is a FAQ (though searching SE got lots of hits, I didn't see anything quite like this ...
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How to programmatically umount filesystems mounted by autofs?

I have some RHEL systems where I need to disable autofs. What I typically do is run a script on each of these hosts that executes something like this: # /etc/init.d/autofs stop ... # /sbin/chkconfig ...
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Keepalived process not listening to advertisement

I have a keeplived setup working on RHEL 5.5 working file. Below is strace of keepalived master, which is reading advertisements off the network and sends its advertisement to the network. ...
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Clean RHEL5 build from kickstart adds Public IP to /etc/hosts

Our infrastructure has a Kickstart server which can serve up RHEL6 builds with some post-installation scripting that handles customization and configuration. I'm currently in the process of updating ...
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Built in chroot jail RHEL 5 returns No such file or directory

I need to create a chroot jail on my RHEL5 production server to allow a specific user to work with the less right possible, but with GIT. Here is my system configuration : RHEL 5 : Release 5.10 ...
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Kerberos authentication of Windows clients and Redhat 5.5 with Samba PDC?

I already realize that configure Redhat 5.5 as PDC (Primary Domain Controller), and the clients (Windows XP and Windows 2003) can join the realm. The realm name of Linux server is EXAMPLE.COM. ...
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cron to anacron migration process

I have a script that I want to run nightly on my lab's RHEL 5 and 6 workstations, so I'm deploying the script to each system's /etc/cron.daily/ directory and making it executable there. But some ...
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Username/password for Oracle Linux 5.8 VirtualMachine

I have the Oracle Linux 5 ova (converted to VirtualBox). The documentation I have seen mentions using either root/oracle or oracle/oracle to login. However that is not working. Any ...
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Wireshark not found after installing RHEL 5.5 [closed]

After installing Wireshark in RHEL 5.5 (32bit) with following command: yum install wireshark Wireshark not found: [root@localhost ~]# wireshark bash: wireshark: command not found What ...
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Multipath path groups

For native RHEL multipathing, what is the difference between having 2 paths in a single path group as opposed to 2 path groups (with same priority) containing 1 path each? Is one preferable to the ...
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Unable to change default route-Rhel 5.9

am trying to change default to route to eth2 my present rout -n o/p-- Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 10.235.4.0 * 255.255.255.0 U ...
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Installing and running apache2.2 and apache2.4 concurrently on same server

We have a need to run Apache 2.2 and Apache 2.4 web servers on the same VM. The need is created by: A requirement to host an Oracle WebGate module, which doesn't support Apache 2.4 (we use the Red ...
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Default owner and setting sticky bit by default

I have a RHEL 5.5 server and want to set up some specific security for a directory: Please note that I am not asking how to do this one time... that has already been done. I want all new ...
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How to increase deletion speed of several folder

I have a script containing about 420k lines of "rm -rf" command like which where generated using a "find" statement. Each pdf's folder is containing between 1 and 30 files (no subfolder). rm -rf ...
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Linux device names: What other non-standard storage device names are there apart from /dev/cciss

This is a question about Linux storage device names on RHEL5 and RHEL6 Most storage devices are accessible using device names /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc. By storage device I mean a device that could be ...
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Finding home directory of all users

I'm a software dev suddenly finding myself having to play SysAdmin. Recently, I was given a box previously administered by somebody else, and this SysAdmin kind of just did what he wanted. My ...
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svnserve seems to write files as root. How can I give access to the same repository via svnserve and apache?

The aim is to set up subversion with both svnserve and apache/webdav access. When users commit via http/apache, files are written to the filesystem and belong to apache user. When users commit via ...
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What hardware profile tool exists for RHEL 5.x similar to `lscfg` or `system_profiler`?

I am looking for an equivalent tool or command to dump connected hardware (and optionally software) to a text or XML file for documenting system configuration on RHEL 5.8 specifically. I am used to ...
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Cannot perform smartctl self-test after migrating servers from SLES to Scientific Linux

I maintain several Linux servers, that we are in the process of migrating from SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (version 10.4) to Scientific Linux (version 5.9). The six SAS hard drives on each machine ...
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finding kernel space programs [duplicate]

how can we determine %sy process that is Consuming CPU. In the following case there is no netfilter and traffic is under 1 mbps.but still system process are taking too much cpu and cpu usage for ...
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LSI RAID controller errors on DB import - How to troubleshoot?

We're running an import of a database dump on an Oracle system - (RHEL 5.9, 2.6.18-348.6.1.el5). The import does not complete, eventually erroring-out with: ORA-15080: synchronous I/O operation to a ...
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How to investigate Linux scheduler issues?

I have a Linux server process that should runs multiple threads at close to 100%, each on its own CPU. When I run the process on one server (see [1] below), the CPUs in question appear to stay pegged ...
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Getting HAPROXY to redirect http to https in users browser session

We are currently using a Internet cloud provider to host our SaaS platform. The platform consists of a Firewall -> Cloud Provider SLB -> -> Apache Web Server -> HAPROXY SLB -> Liferay Platform We ...
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RHEL (say 5.6, kernel 2.6.18-238) with dual IP address (IPv4v6)

So I have a SERVER that that utilizes RHEL's (assume 5.6) underlying kernel for setting up TCP connections and other networking aspects. My deployment need requires that the SERVER have dual IP ...
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Why does Satellite need a kickstartable distribution for cloned channels, but not on the official main Red Hat Channel?

I have been using Satellite for a while now and I am able to kickstart machines directly from the official main RH channels Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 for 64-bit x86_64) Red Hat Enterprise Linux ...
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What to do with subscription-manager in a Red Hat Network Satellite environment?

Yum commands all give the following error message: Unable to read consumer identity It seems however that subscription-manager plugin should be disabled if I use RHN/Satellite? What to do after ...
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CPU Spikes when Untar'ing File on Virtual Server

I have a RHEL 5.5 on VMWARE running with 64GB Memory. When we untar a file (part of a daily process) the CPU Load sometimes spikes - rendering the server essentially nonresponsive. The disks are ...
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Upgrading ImageMagick RHEL 5 [closed]

We have been using ImageMagick for quite some time with out any trouble. However, today we can across an pdf we were trying to convert into a jpg thumbnail, which would fail: $ convert example.pdf ...