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Cannot find ssl libraries when configuring stunnel

I am using RHEL 5.6 and trying to install stunnel with the 'xforwardfor' patch from haproxy to get a setup similar to this (older) post: ...
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Finding the LVM root volume while in the Grub 0.95 CLI without access to the grub.conf file

If I have my root device is a LVM logical volume, how can I figure out the path via the Grub CLI without access to the original grub.conf file? This is for use in the kernel command's root and ...
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Run CherryPy script with Python2.6 rather than Python2.4 on RHEL

Working on a RHEL 5 server. Trying to make a small CherryPy app that takes in arguments from the url (ex. internet.com/cherrypy/data/22/45 would return 22 and 45) and then use that to query a SQL ...
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Problem building pyodbc on RHEL5

I'm trying to build the python module pyodbc on a RHEL5 server. I've downloaded the source directly from the pyodbc google code page. Whenever I run the python setup.py build command, I'm greeted ...
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Restrict user access in Linux

I am given a task to configure a RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Gnome PC such that a specific user - say USER1 will have very limited desktop access. The requirements include: Access to all of the ...
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Upgrade CentOS 5.x to CentOS 6.x - tips and techniques

Now that CentOS 6.0 is making its way to the various mirror sites, I wanted to solicit opinions on the upgrade process. In working with the commercial RedHat 5.6 and 6.x distributions for the past few ...
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2 diferent versions of gcc in RHEL

I need to test a matlab EDA-LINK with Cadence Incisive. For this , one of the libraries complains of an error: version `GCC_3.3' not found (required ...
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Is there a way to disable the ptrace system call on RHEL5 Linux?

Is there any wat to disable the ptrace system call on RHEL5?
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SIOCSIFFLAGS: Resource or Device Busy

Have a Dell PowerEdge 2350 with dual nics built into the motherboard. eth0 works fine. Setting up an IP under eth1 results in the error: "SIOCSIFFLAGS: Resource or Device Busy". I have two ...
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Building nginx 1.0.4 on Amazon EC2 micro - perl and python problems

I'd like to run nginx as a reverse proxy with apache2 on my EC2 micro instance. yum install nginx gives me nginx-0.8.53-1.2.amzn1.x86_64.rpm The current nginx is 1.0.4 I found and followed this ...
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RHN won't update currently entitled RHEL v5 server

I recently purchased RHEL v6 so I was able to get entitlements on my recently upgraded RHEL v4 machine to v5 (v6 is down the road currently). However, in the web interface I run the updates, it fails ...
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Not able to install Statistics::Basic on RHEL5

I am trying to install the perl module Statistics::Basic::Mode on a RHEL 5 system and am having issues. I have tried MCPAN and RPM. Here is the result of running sudo perl -MCPAN -e shell > ...
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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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Resizing swap partition (RHEL 5.x)

Following is how parted print looks like: (parted) print Model: VMware Virtual disk (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 26.8GB Sector size ...
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How to include mod_ssl into httpd on rhel5.4

I'm trying to get apache running over https with mod_ssl on a rhel 5.4 x64 machine. I don't have mod_ssl.so in the modules directory, nor can i find any ssl type output from httpd -M or httpd -l. ...
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Using automount on RHEL5, why are variables in the auto.master never expanded?

I'm migrating from NISPLUS to LDAP (openldap) and from RHEL4 to RHEL5. The LDAP server is running on RHEL5u4 as are the clients. On RHEL5 variable expansion in auto.master never works, whether in ...
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CentOS 5 - realtime patch

Where can I download precompiled CentOS 5 kernel including realtime patch? Or I need to compile it myself (if yes, how to do that)?
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RHEL file permissions

I added a file in /etc/init.d but noticed that the file isn't a green color like the other files when I do a ls -l What should I do to make it "green" or add the necessary file permissions? Why are ...
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Configuring open LDAP on RHEL 5.5: slappasswd command not found

I am trying to install open LDAP on RHEL 5.5. I have LDAP 2.3.43 pre installed, I am trying to change password of LDAP root user using command slappasswd But when I run this command I get following ...
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RHEL5.5 yum can't see a package (xen) on repo?

hi i'm trying to install xen via yum on RHEL 5.5. When i browse the repo here: http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/ I can see the package i want. specifically ...
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“Access denied for user 'root'@'servername' (using password: NO)” - except I AM using a password

This is weird. Our web server is running RHEL 5.5, and has the MySQL client version 5.5.10 installed (just updated from a 5.0 build, which was having the same problem). When I connect to the database ...
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error from 'yum list <package>' - up2date client abuse?

I recently added a server to our network. After a normal RHEL5 installation I added a number of packages via yum. This was about 2 weeks ago. This morning Im looking for something in yum and tried ...
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OCFS2 updating procedures

We plan to use OCFS2 in a project running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.6 because we found OCFS2 to be much simpler to set up than GFS. I am, however, worried about the upgrade process since I ...
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How to start / stop proftpd

I can't seem to find a way to stop / re-start proftpd. My server IP address is xx.yy.zz.ww and connecting from external devices via FTP gives me the prompt: Connected to xx.yy.zz.ww 220 ProFTPD ...
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Cannot get xinetd to start on a RHEL server

When I try to execute /etc/init.d/xinetd start I get the following error: Starting xinetd: /bin/bash: /usr/sbin/xinetd: cannot execute binary file ...
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OVF disk formats

I thought that VMs exported as OVF were supposed to be completely portable, but now I see there are difference disk formats I used the VMware ovf tool to export a VMX to OVF. The disk file created ...
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Prevent dot-release upgrade of RHEL while still patching flaws

I am running RHEL 5.4, and cannot update to 5.5 or 5.6 because of a restriction by the vendor of a software package I need to run on the server. However, it seems that most of the tools that manage ...
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How to chroot Apache on CentOS?

I have been advised by a sysadmin, to run Apache in a chroot jail, in order to prevent that an attacker could take control of server. So my question is: What is the best method to chroot ...
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Odd behaviour of gettimeofday on RHEL5 server

I'm experiencing very odd behaviour from Time::HiRes on RHEL5. Since Time::HiRes is in the Perl standard installation, and is basically a wrapper around the gettimeofday system call, I'm inclined to ...
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Time is off in Zabbix graphs

I have two instances of zabbix running on two different RHEL servers. Data presented in web user interface on one are off by 2 hours and on the other by 3 hours (ahead). For example instead of 15:00 ...
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cron clock problem

I have noticed on my RHEL 5.5 that cron daily starts an hour later (at 1AM instead of midnight). System and hardware clock are the same. How can i set it so it will start at midnight? date [root@a ...
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SVN - Migrate to new server

We recently acquired another company that brought with them some crufty old linux servers. One of them is their SVN server - which died last night. I don't know a lot about Subversion, but I have ...
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Need to Migrate Xen DomU to VMWare ESXi - RHEL 5.3/ESXi 4.1

I've seen plenty of posts outlining the process of converting VMware Linux serves to RHEL Xen (not xenserver) but nothing much has helped me go the other way. I've tried a number of things including ...
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CentOS 5.5 remote kickstart installation stalls at “Starting install process.” How to debug?

I'm having a difficult time with a remote CentOS 5.5 kickstart installation on an HP ProLiant DL360 G6. This is in an environment where I maintain an internal CentOS yum repository. The kickstart ...
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sendmail rewriting addresses… help

I have a sendmail server that's doing something funny. (Funny to me anyway) It's on a RHEL box and there is an application on the same box that sends messages. The messages are set to send to (for ...
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How to increase max symlink limit in RHEL

I am running into the following Linux error: Too many levels of symbolic links. This seems to be caused by the system limit of 8 maximum link-chain size, and I'm looking for a way to increase this ...
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Tomcat6 on RHEL 5.5

Based on the answer to a similar question (CentOS) I have installed the jPackage .repo file and attempted sudo yum install tomcat6. I am met with the following error messages: --> Finished Dependency ...
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Official online RPM package browser / search for CentOS

I am looking for something that resembles packages.debian.org Debian Package Browser only for CentOS 5 and/or RHEL 5 [Red Hat Enterprise Linux].
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kernel: audit(1298407016.926:258): avc: denied

My Server is showing following text in its log file. kernel: audit(1298407016.926:258): avc: denied { name_connect } for pid=13945 comm="httpd" dest=21 scontext=system_u:system_r:httpd_t:s0 ...
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RHEL5 Bootable Kickstart DVD - Anaconda ignores my ks.cfg

I have created a kickstart file, ks.cfg, which I wish to package with the RHEL5 install DVD. I extracted all the files from the DVD to a working directory '/root/cd': cp -a /media/RHEL* /root/cd/ I ...
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Missing Dependency Errors when Installing OpenVas Server

I'm trying to install OpenVAS on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5. I've successfully run yum install openvas-client, but yum install openvas-server prints the following errors: --> Finished Dependency ...
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`tail -f` sometimes stops updating - and the file hasn't moved

I have noticed recently that sometimes tail -f <logfile> will stop updating to the screen. Doing a Ctrl>-C and restarting the tail works fine, though. And I checked to make sure the logfile ...
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Why use multiple partitions on a rhel server?

I'm about to reformat and reinstall CentOS onto an old server. The server runs on a modest 30 node small business network and has a variety of responsibilities including MySQL, a Samba share, DHCPd ...
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Newer GLIBC for RHEL/CentOS 5.x

I have a situation where a group of developers is attempting to deploy a binary application to a series of RHEL 5.5 and CentOS 5.5 servers. Unfortunately, the application was developed on another ...
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When did Red Hat start shipping PHP 5.3 with 5.x?

Okay this is a PSA more than a question because I know the answer: January 13, 2011. See: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2011-0069.html Colour me surprised though, didn't hear anything about in ...
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Simplest way to expose UNIX mailboxes via IMAP or POP3 on RHEL 5.6

We've got a web server running RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.6, and it has all the usual local UNIX mailboxes. As is typical, the root mailbox gets all the cron output, logwatch results, etc. I'd like an ...
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Red Hat 5.4 slow processing

I'm running Red Hat Linux 5.4 on HP DL580 server with 16 processors and 64 GB of RAM. I'm connecting to the server remotely through SSH. after entering the password, it takes time to return the ...
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Xen P2V for large physical hosts with much free space

I need to P2V a rhel5 machine to xen under rhel5. I know I can use dd if=/dev/sda then using virt-install --import on the host, but the downside of this is the original machine has 80% free space on ...
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LikewiseOpen and pam_access

We have a combination of RHEL5 and SLES11 servers that integrate with Active Directory via LikewiseOpen. What I'm wondering is in what place should I put the pam rule to allow pam_access to be ...
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Remove some junk characters from server console log

Please look in to the picture,here am trying to open(with vi editor) my server console log file(around 100MB) and it takes more than two minutes to open with so many special characters.after deleting ...