RPM Package Manager is a package management system used primarily for GNU/Linux operating systems. It used the .rpm file format.

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Linux's /etc/init.d - symlink, hard link, or actual file?

I have a Debian and an RPM package that requires a start/stop script to be added to the /etc/init.d directory. Recently, I was informed by a remote developer that "those in the know" know that "best ...
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RPM copy multiple files

I am trying to build an RPM which will copy some directories which files in them, however, I am getting an error message saying that the directory doesn't exist. My code is as follows: Version: 1 ...
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How to make executable find libraries after relocation?

I am attempting to build a RPM for GNU libiconv I have no problem compiling the source, but when I install to a temporary location the full temporary path of the shared library gets hard-coded into ...
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How do I safely remove a path string from a compiled library without corrupting the library?

My RPM build process is complaining about the buildroot path string appearing inside several .so files. I've tried using both sed and perl to do a regex replacement of that string with '', but while ...
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CentOS 6.6 (Final) - yum kernel upgrade troubles

Well-being everybody, I'm a SysAdmin Junior managing 3 CentOS Virtual (Web)Servers, this morning I'm facing some troubles with package manager yum. As usual operation, this morning I've run the ...
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rpm file to deb Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS

I would like to install .rpm file using alien $ sudo alien --scripts /root/Disk1/oracle-xe-11.2.0-1.0.x86_64.rpm error: incorrect format: unknown tag mkdir: cannot create directory `oracle-xe-11.2.0'...
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RPM built on same Guest OS, segfaults on another host (Asterisk)

I have built an RPM for Asterisk 13 for Centos 7 using a build VM running on OSX (MacBook, using Parallels). This is with the intention of using this RPM on both our QA and production systems. ...
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We have multiple repos having same package. IF we do yum install package, install from stable repo and yum install package-version install other repo

We've got multiple custom-added yum repositories (on CentOS 6), We have a package that is available on multiple repositories. It's named the exact same thing on two different repositories, call them ...
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When does rpm -V not verify md5sums?

I've got an older system (Fedora Core 6, it's an isolated system used to do builds for older devices). I'm trying to build a matching VM, and I've noticed a difference I can't explain. Both systems ...
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RHEL6 installed wrong version of rpmforge

I installed the wrong version of rpmforge for el7. Then I ran an update which installed this package on my system python-crypto-2.6.1-1.el7.rf.x86_64 Notice the el7 but I am on rhel6. I then ...
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rpm complaining about dependencies that are present

I'm trying to install an rpm provided by IBM: deadf1sh@server:~/ibm/i386> sudo rpm -i ibm-iaccess-1.1.0.2-1.0.i386.rpm error: Failed dependencies: libodbcinst.so.2 is needed by ibm-iaccess-1.1.0.2-...
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Logs during rpm installation

I'm able to obtain logs in /var/log/message while installing a package using yum, but I'm not able to find logs when a package is installed using rpm. Is there any option to log rpm installation/...
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rpm2cpio skips files from RPM

These steps are from a box running CentOS 6.5. I merely tried converting a RPM package to a CPIO archive and was surprised to find files listed in the RPM but absent from the archive. Here are the ...
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install boost 1.51 package on centos 7

I'm trying to compile a program which requires boost 1.51, but the only available boost package via yum on my system is boost 1.53. I would prefer to install boost using the system's package manager, ...
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how to “reset” the whole /etc/apache2/ to factory defaults in SLES 11?

i got a SLES 11 sp3 Server where the whole /etc/apache2 seems to be messed up. If like to reset the whole thing to what i call "SuSE's factory defaults" so i can start over. Any quick tip ?
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RedHat 6.2 - Find the right place to download packages (RPM)

During a server install a custom script required the specific packages missing in my server: • sssd.x86_64 • sssd-client.x86_64 • cyrus-sasl-gssapi.x86_64 • c-ares.x86_64 • libtdb.x86_64 • ...
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libgcc multilib version - unable to install any package with yum

System: Red Hat 6.5 I have a problem with libgcc, which is apparently installed in 2 different versions on my machine. Anyway, when I try to install literally anything, I am unable to do so, because ...
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Automatically remove a %preun broken RPM?

We have an error in the %preun script of an RPM we distributed in the past. This has been corrected, but, now, upgrading to the newer version is failing because the previous version is not ...
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CentOS 5.11: yum installs, but packages remain missing

I'm trying to figure out a very strange problem with yum on a fairly old CentOS 5.11 VPS using DirectAdmin. Executing the following command suggests the telnet package is installed: # yum install ...
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What are the consequences of installing some el6 packages on Centos 7?

I'm responsible for administration of a Centos 7 box at my contract job. I'm really more of a developer and not much of a Linux admin, so please bear with me and maybe try to explain this to me like ...
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yum repo responding with [Errno 14] HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden

I am trying to set up a YUM repository containing some RPM packages from our nightly Jenkins build. The YUM repo resides on the Jenkins server in a repository folder [path to repo]/jenkins-nightly-...
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Is the lmdb-devel package necessary for installing the cfengine on RHEL v.7 via an RPM .spec file?

I have a problem when I try to build from my spec file. I run this: rpmbuild -ba newpackage.spec I see a great deal of output. It ends with these lines: configure: error: Cannot find ...
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How do I get a basic spec file to work with rpmbuild?

I installed rpmlint and rpmdevtools. I used rpmdevtools to create a template of a .spec file. I modified the spec file so it will install cfengine. I ran rpmlint on the spec file, and I saw no ...
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RHEL yum broken

I have RHEL which is deployed from Amazon AMI, and yum is somehow broken. I must use that AMI because of corporate software installed on it. There is no way to rollback to previous state. This is the ...
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install libxml2 without internet connection so that nokigiri can be installed

I am trying to install libxml2 on a redhat box which cannot connect to the internet. So i downloaded and scped the following rpms: libxml2-2.7.6-1.x86_64.rpm libxml2-devel-2.7.6-1.x86_64.rpm ...
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rpmbuild spec file: how to have files only used during install

How do I specify in a .spec files that are only used during install of the rpm (such as .sql scripts that I feed into the database), but I specifically don't want to persist post-install? I can't omit ...
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RPM Dist Tag not behaving as documented

According to the Fedora documentation the %{?dist} tag when building an RPM on CentOS 7 I should get .el7. but currently I get .el7.centos. The line from my .spec: Release: 1%{?_buildid}%{?dist} I ...
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Library Dependency is different when checked via yum vs. rpm

I'm new here and am debugging something I've never seen before, so I'm hoping someone can show me where I'm going wrong. I've created a local yum repo for all my servers. The idea is to distribute ...
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libexecdir in systemd .service file?

I'm deploying something to machines (internally, not for public consumption) using RPMs. Now, in RPM .spec files there's the %_libexecdir variable. The package deploys a service binary in that ...
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rpm - how to execute a php file in %post rpm

I'm creating an rpm installer for a php web application. One of the requirement is to run a php script, an entry script that will update the source, database and execute fix scripts. To accomplish ...
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rpm spec file is not executed on rpm install

I am creating an rpm installer for my web applications. On the spec file, i got this on %prep and %install %prep #will create and cd to the named directory before doing the untar. %setup -c -n %{...
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yum list available - not showing all packages

I have a strange problem with yum, working on one server and not working on another server that should be identical. The symptom is that after running createrepo on a directory containing RPMs (and ...
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When debuginfo rpm is generated?

I have a series of RPM spec files and no debuginfo directive set in them. When I run rpmbuild, some packages generate a debuginfo rpm, some do not. What is the criteria used by rpm to decide if a ...
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Cannot install mysql server - Error in PREIN scriptlet in rpm package mysql55-mysql-server-5.5.32-3.el5.x86_64

I am trying to install mysql server 5.5 (or any 5.x versions) on Redhat 5.5 and am having some trouble. I can install the other mysql components but when I try to install mysql-server (or mysql51-...
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Can FPM make one RPM package that acts differently if systemd is being used?

I build an RPM using fpm for EL6 hosts. It installs a /etc/init.d script. However if that package is installed on an EL7 host, I want it to install a file in /usr/lib/systemd/system instead. Is ...
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RPM or YUM equivalent of apt-get install libgraphicsmagick1-dev

I was using Ubuntu for development and one of the dependencies needs apt-get libgraphicsmagick1-dev now I need to deploy to a AWS EC2 which runs AMI and only support YUM or RPM, what the the ...
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Yum installs dependency after main package

I have 3 packages A, B and C. C depends on B, B depends on A. I've created a repo of these 3 packages. When I run yum install C, it installs B first, then A, and then C. How do I make sure it installs ...
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replace or remove GPG signature on RPM

Is there a way to remove or replace an existing GPG signature on an RPM? I am placing a few obscure RPMs on an internal repo we use for supplementary rhel/centos packages. A few of those RPMs are ...
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fedora packages for enterprise linux

There are a number of packages available on fedora that I would like to install on RHEL v6.x. These packages do not appear to be available from RHEL (release, release-optional, or supplementary ...
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.rpmnew file not created on package upgrade?

I'm currently testing installing a RPM with a config file using the config(noreplace) directive. As per using config(noreplace) my spec file marks a single file as a config file: %config(noreplace) /...
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Spec file with fpm tool for creating rpms

How to create a Spec File with fpm tool for rpm packages? (or) all files installed through rpm are root-owned and is there a way that i can set the ownership to some other user? i can use %files (or) ...
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Automate NetBackup agent installation via RPM

We have an automated process of deploying new RHEL VMs. However, there's still an annoying manual step to install a NetBackup agent on the machine. This requires coyping a large archive (~ 1 GB) to ...
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Can't uninstall RPM package

I was trying to install and uninstall postgres 9.3. After performing a variety of steps, I found that I have deleted something manually and now I am not been able to proceed further. What I am trying ...
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Yum the same version as in a repository (automatic upgrades/downgrades)

In our infrastrcture, we have servers installed and managed by puppet. All our software is then installed from rpm. On each server is a small script that performs yum update if there is some change in ...
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signing yum repository doesn't help passing the gpg check upon 'yum install'

I've created yum repository, to which I've uploaded an unsigned rpm file. I've indexed and signed the repo itself, by creating a repodata directory with the following files: filelists.xml.gz, other....
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Error: Nothing to do trying to install local RPM

I'm trying to install this RPM locally via yum and am greeted with just a "Error: Nothing to do" message. Full stdout Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities Setting up Install Process Examining ...
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YUM Update Error

I am receiving the following errors when running yum update. I began receiving these errors after I had installed the incorrect EPEL package (epel-release-6-8.noarch). I have since removed and ...
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Installing non-native RPM in Centos 6.6

I'm trying to install gstreamer0.10-pocketsphinx on Centos 6.6. Apparently no one in the history of the Internet has ever wanted to do this before so there is very little out there for Centos in ...
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How to customize the default set of apps launched with gnome desktop on CentOS 6.*

Background We run a series of CentOS 6.5 servers which each host multiple users (~100s) coming in via X-Window XDMP from their MS Windows desktops. These users don't need the host of default ...
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Centos Yum Repo Issues

I'm trying to enable the REMI repo by executing the below command: rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-5.rpm as a result I keep getting: package remi-release-5.10-1.el5....