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Can't Mount Remote Share From RHEL 6

I'm trying to upgrade some Linux systems to RHEL 6, but I cannot mount the home directories. I'm using EXT4 for the RHEL 6 system and EXT3 on the RHEL 5 server, which I'm mounting the directory from. ...
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Installing OpenSSL (or Node.JS) on RHEL 5

I have to install Node.JS on a customer’s server which runs RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 (5.3, afaik). I’m an experienced Debian and Gentoo admin, but have not worked with RedHat systems for about 10 ...
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How to specify the log file for memcached on RHEL / CentOS

I'm running memcached 1.4.5 on RHEL5.5. I installed this using yum which has installed the standard memcached script in /etc/init.d and the configuration file in /etc/sysconfig/memcached: ...
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Installing rsvg lib on second install of Python

I have two installs of python on my RHEL server, one at version 2.4.x (which is the general install by RHEL, updated using yum) and a 2.6.x version that I use for Django as well as just everyday ...
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Override DHCP hostname on RHEL5/CentOS/Amazon Linux

I'm running Amazon Linux (based on RHEL5) on EC2. I have my own domain name pointing to the instance's elastic IP. Amazon auto-assigns the instance a generic (and not visible on the Internet) ...
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Accidentally rm -rf /usr/* as root, what now?

A colleague of mine accidentally deleted /usr/* data by running: rm -rf /usr/*. And it's now a big issue. We had a lot of good data on that machine. Most of the commands are not working as a result. ...
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Which bugzilla version to install

Which Bugzilla version to download and install http://www.bugzilla.org/download/ on RHEL5
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How to mount new partition on Red hat linux

i have installed RHEL on virtual machine using vmware. i have added the extra hard drive from vmware. Now Linux is not showing that new hard drive installed. HOw can i do that
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RHEL not accepting any passwords

I have RHEL 5 on virtual machine installed. I was creating the new user by making entry in /etc/passwd. I deleted the /etc/shadow file and used pwconv command to make new shadow file. Now when i ...
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Samba server error message in Windows XP

We have a RHEL5 Linux Server with few Windows XP client boxes. Using Samba server for share files between systems. My server working well in all systems but one Windows XP machine didn't connect to ...
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How to create RPM for 32-bit arch from a 64-bit arch server?

Our production server is running CentOS5 64-bit arch. Because there are no RPM available currently for SQLite latest version (v3.7.3), I created RPM using rpmbuild the very first time by following ...
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Downgrading R version

I have R version 2.10 installed (from an RPM) on a RHEL 5 machine. What would be the easiest way to downgrade to version 2.8?
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Pass environment variable through to another user when being run as sudo

I am installing Tomcat on a RHEL5 machine, and am having some trouble starting it, because JAVA_HOME isn't set. Tomcat is being started using sudo /sbin/service tomcat start and runs under the user ...
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RHEL Need To Boot Without rc.local

I am running RHEL 5.5. I edited my rc.local file, but I made a bad change because now when I try to boot RHEL, I get to my normal background but the login prompt does not appear now. Is there a way I ...
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How do I include a customized configuration file in a rebuilt RPM?

We've rebuilt a bunch of RPMs because we wanted to remove modules and change config options for items specific to our production environment. We're hosting them in a private repo, and have them signed ...
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How does RHEL 5 (Linux kernel 2.6.18) determine the default fs.file-max setting?

If fs.file-max is not set in /etc/sysctl.conf on RHEL 5 or its derivatives, how does the kernel determine the default value? Is there a formula used to set the fs.file-max value based on the amount of ...
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The difference between /etc/pam.d/login and /etc/pam.d/system-auth?

I want to configure securetty to limit root directly access. Now I am clear if I add: auth required pam_securetty.so into /etc/pam.d/system-auth, and keep only "console" in ...
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rhel configure: limit root direct login to systems except through system consoles

I have to configure to limit root direct access except system consoles. That is, the ways of telnet, ftp, SSH are all prohibited. Root can only login through console. I understand that will require me ...
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In RHEL5, How to authorize common user to use command such as userdel and useradd

I want to authorize to common user to be administrators. So that those authorized users can create accounts, delete accounts, modify password, modify password rules. I know su could help, I wonder if ...
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How to configure password maximum days before it expires?

I want to set Maximum days of a password can be used. So I configure PASS_MAX_DAYS in /etc/login.defs, and PASS_WARN_AGE to warn user before the password expired. In my example, I set PASS_MAX_DAYS = ...
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How to configure to require user to change password after create/reset in RHEL 5

I have to configure system RHEL5 to ensure the security. One requirement is: When a password is first created or reset by an administrator authorized to do so, system(RHEL 5) shall require ...
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How can I modify path of a user with no home folder?

I have a user on my RHEL5 system whose home folder is /tmp. This user is for running some monitoring tasks, it doesn't represent a human being. What are the options for modifying this user's PATH ...
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Normal user can run command on one machine but must be root on another, how do I remove this restriction?

I have two machines. On one, a non-root user can run ethtool and gets output, on the other machine the same user gets sh: ethtool: command not found. If I sudo su - to be root, then ethtool is indeed ...
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Centos 5 RPMs on RHEL 5

I know this isn't ideal, but typically how compatible are Centos5 rpms with RHEL5? Is the only real difference the enterprise package management, or are the two OS as divergent as Fedora and RHEL?
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What's the preferred way of upgrading CentOS 5.5 to use the latest stable release of gcc?

Seems that gcc on CentOS 5.5 is a few versions behind the latest, which has some optimizations that I would seriously welcome. What is the best practice for installing and upgrading gcc?
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How to make a clone of a HD using RHEL 5.4?

We're using RHEL 5.4 and need to clone some hard drives. What would be a good (or "correct") way to do this? I'd like to avoid using dd if I can, since that's somewhat slow. (If that's the only ...
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Update RHEL servers through ssh, without root ssh access

Where I currently am I have a requirement to set PermitRootLogin to no for ssh. I would like to update all of my severs at the same time with passwordless login, however without the root account ...
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Guide to setting up a RHEL5 dedicated web-server for a LAMP website?

I'm setting up a dedicated webserver which will host just one website, ours, which runs on PHP/MYSQL. What all steps should I undertake to make sure everything is configured properly? Is there a ...
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why won't php 5.3.3 compile libphp5.so on redhat ent

I'm trying to upgrade to php 5.3.3 from php 5.2.13. However, the apache module, libphp5.so will not be compiled. Below is a output I got along with the configure options I used. The configure ...
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Connecting to a Yum Repo on RHEL5

When I run a yum update I get the following error yum update Gathering header information file(s) from server(s) Server: Red Hat Enterprise 5Server - RPMforge.net - dag retrygrab() failed for: ...
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What is the most appropriate place to place tomcat in a RHEL/Centos Environment

Developing a virtual machine that will be managed by IT Admins - where is the most appropriate or commonly accepted place to install the tomcat directory on a CentOS system?
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easiest way to upgrade to glib-2.14+ on rhel5?

my Yum repository doesn't have anything newer than glib-2.0. But glib is a fairly core animation library, is my understanding. Is there an easy way to upgrade that won't brick my system?
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Configuring Kernel Parameters for a Postgresql Install

I want to make sure Postgresql can take advantage of all available memory for caching on a dedicated DB server. How do I make sure that the kernel's shared memory settings are correct? Does anyone ...
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Why is my MPIO connection to the SAN capped at 1 Gbps when using Linux?

I'm connecting a RHEL5 box to a Dell EqualLogic PS5000X and seeing a maximum of 1 Gbps even while using MPIO with three gigabit NICs. I have all three interfaces on the PS5000X and three dedicated ...
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Can't see mouse pointer in Linux VM

I have installed vmware workstation 7 on windows 7 on my thinkpad laptop. I have installed RHEL 5 inside virtual machine. The problem is i can't see any mouse pointer inside that machine. I see ...
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RHEL 5 Hyper-V Guest - Cannot sync with NTP after kernel upgrade

I'm running a RHEL 5 (64 bit) guest on Microsoft Hyper-V. I've always had trouble with the clock getting way ahead of itself, which I was able to solve previously by adding divider=10 ...
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VMware RHEL5 guest OS cached memory release

From everything I have read, RHEL will use all available/unused RAM for caching to increase performance. However, this becomes an issue for me in a VMware environment. VMware (ESX4) looks for guest ...
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Which RPM fixes this failed RedHat dependency?

Problem I'm installing an RPM on RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 and it fails with the following error: error: Failed dependencies: rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) <= 4.4.6-1 is needed by vspd-1/43-rsmu.i586 ...
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Installing Zend Server via Puppet, on RHEL and Ubuntu?

I'm learning Puppet by example and writing some modules to manage our current RHEL and Ubuntu servers. My first serious attempt is a Zend Server module. Since Puppet has a Yumrepo, but no Aptrepo ...
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Languages in vim editor

How to insert copy-paste a hindi language word from web pages to vim editor.When i do it now it says "..... . ....." What is the settings that has to be changed in vim editor to do this Thanks..
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how do i fix progressively slower write speed in a raid 5?

We have a RHEL5 install on a machine with 5 Seagate 1 TB SAS disks. One has the OS and swap on it. The other four are in a hardware Raid 5 (mounted as /home) managed by a DELL Perc 6/i controller. ...
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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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Has anybody succeeded installing RHEL on VBox?

I tried to install RHEL 5.4 both 64 and 32 bits on VirtualBox 3.2.4-62467 in Ubuntu 9.1 with no success. It all goes fine but in the end gets stuck. Any success stories ? Hints ? Thanks
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Can't ssh from Ubuntu to RHEL or CentOS

I am trying to setup publickey based authenitcation for 2 different boxes. One RHEL another on e is CentOS. I am having same issue with both where ssh fails and falls back to password based ...
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WebLogic Server 11g with java based node manager stdout/stderr log path configuration

How I can configure the path where the stdout logs are written by the WebLogic server? I've read about -Dweblogic.log.RedirectStdoutToServerLogEnabled=true, but this redirects only part of the ...
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RHEL - NFS4: Mounted/Exported as rw, user write permission denied

I have nfs4 configured between a RHEL 5.3 server (charlie) and a RHEL 5.4 client (simcom1). The machines are configured to authenticate users via kerberos by a Windows Server 2008 active directory ...
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acessing a subnetwork from within a vm

I have a pc running windows 7. I have vmwareplayer running RHEL5 I have 1 physical ethernet connection. this ethernet connection is wired to a hub. there is another device on that hub that needs to be ...
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Setting up self signed cert and CA [plesk / linux]

I'm about ready to give up and do a clean wipe of this machine and start over with ISPConfig or some other variant. I installed Plesk on this machine to help with some of the handiwork. It is the ...
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Web Server with phpMyAdmin

We have web development company, We using RHEL 5 as local (proxy) server with few windows XP client machines. Now i want to make my Server machine as Web Server ( LAN only ), with mysql and ...
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How do I install git/git-svn on RHEL5 with a custom perl install?

I've had nothing but trouble trying to install Git on RHEL5. First I tried from source, but ran into several issues with installing the docs. There appeared to be missing libs and such for parsing ...