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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Is it good practice to just copy Perl modules via RPM?

A few applications on our RHEL6 servers depend on a few Perl modules being present. I would like to add these Perl modules as part of the Kickstart process when turning up new hosts. As opposed to ...
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How to prevent installation of incompatible rpm packages

I have two rpm packages wich should not get installed together. After googling around i assume there is no RequiresNot tag or something similar to specify incompatible packages in a specfile. What ...
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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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RPM Version Issue and won't install

Get this error when trying to install an RPM: rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm warning: rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6 ...
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Building debuginfo RPM at alternate prefix

I have an RPM that I'm building to install at an alternate root via %define _prefix /home/other/root This works fine for the binary package. The -debuginfo package, however, still lists all of its ...
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What is the RedHat/CentOS equivalent of Ubuntu's “unstable -> testing -> stable” repo nomenclature?

I used to work in a Ubuntu environment. Machines would be pointed at one of three repos: unstable, testing, or stable. To quote the Ubuntu FAQ: The “stable” distribution contains the latest ...
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Can't locate cron service, how to start it?

# rpm -qa | grep cron crontabs-1.10-5.noarch I have the above version of cron installed on my RHEL 6 server. My crontabs commands aren't reconginzed: # crontabs -l -bash: crontabs: command not ...
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Updating epel repo to 6 - epel-release-6-x.noarch conflicts with file from package epel-release-5-x.noarch

I am following an epel repo upgrade guide from Centos 5 to Centos 6 here (http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2012/06/enable-epel-repository/ and ...
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Use RPM to add rsyslog rule

I'm using an RPM to install a binary and some config files to CentOS. My issue is that I need to find a way to set up the rsyslog rules during the RPM install. Up until now I've just been adding the ...
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Ordering RPM virtual packages

I have following packages, built by my RPM spec: libevent backend %package -n libfoo-libevent Summary: libevent backend for FOO Provides: libfoo-backend Requires: libevent >= 1.4 libev backend ...
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Unable to set proxy to “subscription-manager repos --list” -command

I have RHEL6 system that is registered to rhn via subscription-manager. I'am trying to install package java-1.6.0-sun-devel which is in rhel-6-server-optional-rpms repository, According to this Redhat ...
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Trouble installing rpm package [closed]

This is probably a dumb question. I need to install the rpm package as listed here: http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=CESA-2012:0467 but I simply don't know where it is hosted. I ...
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Download RPM packages for command which is already installed [closed]

I have a centos machine in which i already installed openssl-devel using $ yum install openssl-devel It downloaded and installed all the dependency packages Now I need all those rpm packages ...
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Building apache 2.4 RPM

I'm trying to build up-to-date packages for httpd... I would like to build Apache 2.4.4 (latest) as an RPM. so that i can install on multiple servers and not compile each time... When i try to do ...
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Puppet - Ensure cent base repo is present

Using a puppet manifest, how do you ensure the official cent 'base' repo is present. Example to add an internal cent repo http://seriousbirder.com/blogs/how-to-create-a-puppet-yum-repo-module/ ...
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Rebuild rpm under centos [closed]

i need to install MySQL 4.1 under a Centos web server(My centos release is 6.4, x86_64), can anyone please help me with rebuilding so many dependencies? I use rpmrebuild command and gcc, gcc-c++ are ...
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Yum command to downgrade packages

I need to downgrade php on a server and found the command below. Something seems to be wrong with the syntax. yum downgrade $(rpm -qa --qf "%{NAME} " | \ grep -v ioncube | grep ^php | ...
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How to escape spaces in an rpm spec “source” item?

I'm trying to build an RPM, but the source file from the vendor has a space in the filename, and there doesn't seem to be any good way to escape the filename so that it builds. I've tried putting a \ ...
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rpmbuild missing from rhel 6.3

I have a fresh new RHEL 6.3. I cannot access internet and because of this I cannot use yum. I would like to use the RPMs I get from the Red Hat package (2 discs full or RPMS). These are all files ...
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red hat enterprise 6.3 repository for yum via internet

I have installed a red hat enterprise 6.3 from scratch. The machine is surely connected to internet. When I do yum repolist I got 0. As far as I understood this happens because I didn't activated my ...
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yum and rpm nothing happens

I am experiencing an odd problem in CentOS 6. when I try to use yum or rpm nothing happens. For example if I type yum update it simply returns to the command prompt. I have checked that yum and ...
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Why can't RPM find dependencies, although they are installed?

Im' trying to rpm -ivh an RPM package. The install fails, saying that php53 dependencies are failing. However, I installed these packages in that very same version, so I don't understand why rpm ...
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Why aren't my packages being included from my custom yum repository?

We have a custom yum repository created using createrepo, which is hosted in an Amazon S3 bucket. We're using the yum-s3-iam plugin configured as explained in this blog post. to allow our ...
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How to stop services in spec file

I have this spec file that will install numerous rpm packages such as apache, mysql, etc. I'm new to building rpms and I did looked at the Fedora documentation but I did not find the answer to my ...
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Running rpm does nothing

I'm not sure what happened with rpm on my system. This is a CentOS 6.3 VM hosted on Amazon EC2 if that makes a difference. When I run any rpm commands, it returns to the command prompt doing nothing. ...
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How to build from source on CentOS 5.9?

I'm building iptraf-ng on CentOS 5.9 and running into the following errors: src/packet.c: In function ‘packet_process’: src/packet.c:322: error: ‘ETH_P_QINQ1’ undeclared (first use in this function) ...
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rpm to track system version requiring all rpms as dependency surpasses 8k per line limit

I would like to be able to install one package that tracks the version of the system. If this package is installed I would like to be able to guarantee that the system is at the appropriate update ...
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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 ...
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Where should I get rpms for Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike) [closed]

I need a recent version of the C++ standard library (version 6). What is the best way to get this on our RedHat server? I noticed that up2date is not setup. Instead, is there a standard safe ...
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Any good yum repository management dashboards?

I'm currently managing hundreds of CentOS/Amazon Linux servers, and our homegrown tools for managing the myriad package versions seems inadequate and unnecessary. What I'm looking for is a tool that ...
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Can you help me with my software dependency issue?

This is a Canonical Question about Compile Dependencies and Package Management. I have a question regarding compiling ports/software or installing RPMs on my *nix server. When I try to do this ...
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RPM packages with dependencies based on a major version of software (i.e php 5.3 with it's addons and then php 5.4)

Scenario: PHP5.3 php-5.3.21-1_x86_64.rpm (base) php-pecl-memcache-3.0.6-1_x86_64.rpm (dependant on above because of the internal PHP ABI version change) PHP5.4 php-5.4.13-1_x86_64.rpm (base) ...
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Why doesn't build of net-snmp-5.7.2 provide /etc/rc.d/init.d/snmptrapd?

I am packaging an RPM for RHEL6, built from net-snmp-5.7.2.tar.gz. I see that the file /etc/rc.d/init.d/snmpd gets created and packaged but I do not see the init file for /etc/rc.d/init.d/snmptrapd. ...
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Setting RHEL default yum repositories

I've been tasked with setting up PHP on a RHEL 6 server. running yum install php gives me the following output: Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager ...
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can not install glibc-devel 'Requires: libnss_files.so.2' error

I'm using Linux 6.1 I need to install glibc-devel but it fails with this error. [root@server1 Packages]# yum install glibc-devel-2.12-1.25.el6.i686.rpm Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit Setting up ...
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What is preferred approach to deploy Python app using RPM? [closed]

I am new to the dev-ops side of things, and I've been working to get a Python application packaged into an RPM (using python setup.py bdist_rpm) deployed onto a centos VM via Yum. Chef is used to ...
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How to create Python (2.7.3) RPM package? [closed]

No matter what I try, I cannot do this. I'm on Centos 5.6 x86_64 1 python setup.py bdist_rmp gives me syntax error: [root@localhost Python-2.7.3]# python setup.py bdist_rpm File "setup.py", line ...
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openVPN centOS 6.4 64bit dependency issues

Everytime I download the openVPN rpm (http://mirror.its.sfu.ca/mirror/CentOS-Third-Party/epel/6/x86_64/openvpn-2.2.2-1.el6.x86_64.rpm) and try to install it, I'm running into dependency issues. What ...
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Building Tripwire RPM on CentOS6

I have been unable to locate a pre-built RPM for Tripwire on CentOS6. I have tried installing the one from CentOS5, as well as a couple of later Fedora RPMs, but all fail on a dependency on ...
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RPM Package a ruby project

I want to package a ruby program that I get from git into a RPM package. I have at my disposition a build server and a production server (Same OS / Same Arch). As most ruby project, mine does have ...
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Installing HAProxy on CentOS 6.3?

This is a weird one. I've installed the EPEL for CentOS 6 via # rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm The tried to install HAProxy: # yum update # yum ...
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How to make a RHEL repo static for a specific release

I have been working with CentOS for quite a while now and i got used to the way the repos are managed. Recently a new proprietary app required the company to get RHEL licences and the repo management ...
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RPM installed but not installed RHEL6

I'm trying to resolve one dependency. Because RHEL6 doesn't contain python-2.4.3, I downloaded the package from RHEL5 and put it into our own repository. Then upon installing it: ... ---> Package ...
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Hamachi 2 for CentOS 6.3 ham0 network interface missing

I am trying to install Hamachi on CentOS 6.3 (64-bit), but the network interface never appears. I installed from the official Hamachi RPMs: sudo rpm -ihv logmein-hamachi-2.1.0.86-1.x86_64.rpm ...
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Optimal way to register existing local files as a package in the local RPM database

My final goal is a way to register a bunch of local files as a package in the local RPM database. This is what I've done so far: I build an RPM package from existing files using rpmbuild, then use ...
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quick rpm install

I am trying to install percona server. This is a test machine and installed packages do not really matter. What all I need to do is install percona mysql server. ...
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Keep installed RPMs in sync

What is the best way to keep several CentoS/RH 5 servers keep the same set of RPM's? I.e., when I install or update an RPM on one of them using a common YUM repository, make the other servers ...
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installing percona mysql on centos [closed]

From where will I get the mysqldump file from /usr/bin of percona mysql server (32 bit centos 5)? Is it available on the web without installing the software? In other words I am collecting all ...
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How to return a package to its original state

I'm running a CentOS 6 server with VirtualBox 4.2 Headless. Lately my virtualbox installation hasn't been running correctly. The problem is that, whenever I try to do something I get this error: ...
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ssl-cert package (self signed certificates) for rpm/fedora

In Debian/Ubuntu, my deb packages depend on the ssl-cert package, to provide some self-signed https certificates, if nothing else. From the Debian page: This package enables unattended installs of ...