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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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 ...
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RPM ignoring Requires version

I've packaged up clamav into some rpms for distribution inside our rhn, however I'm having some issues with dependency resolution when doing upgrades. the spec file builds 4 packages: clamav ...
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Cannot get exclusive lock on rpm database in Unix

I was trying to install a python rpm on AIX 6.1 and it was taking too long and so I had to close ther terminal. Later when I tried to install the same rpm as root I am getting the problem as : ...
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Potential issues with “yum update ./*.rpm”?

I've got a batch machines to update this week, but I'm not quite confident with our established procedure. It basically runs like so for each machine: Mount a shared directory particular to the OS ...
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Going from source to RPM

I'm curious about the major difference/pros/cons between installing services and tools from source over using RPMs and from repositories. From my understanding using a repo/rpm gives you the ability ...
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php-soap 5.3.17-2 el6 x86_64

I just transferred a website to a server where I appear to lack the PHP-SOAP extension. Unfortunately I cannot upgrade to the 5.4.10 that is available on remi at the moment as I am not 100% sure if ...
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RedHat: is it possible to install packages in a kind of mock environment to build RPMs

Is there a tool that allows to install the dependecies of an RPM .spec into an isolated environment? I won't install such dependencies globally on the system and I am not able to do so since I have ...
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Why rpm -q vnc-server return not installed after apparent succesful installation

root@host [/tmp]# yum install vnc-server Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: mirror.sanctuaryhost.com * extras: ...
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Running program that you just installed with rpm

I've just downloaded pgadmin from : http://yum.postgresql.org/repopackages.php#pg92 and I've installed it : rpm -ivh pgdg-centos92-9.2-6.noarch.rpm How do I open it? where can I find it or do I ...
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YUM dependency issue even though library is installed

We build our own php and mysql packages from source, this one is for the php-5.4.10 release, and host these at our own repository. Let's call this package custom-php and custom-mysql(-libs & ...
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rpmbuild on CentOS 6.3 64-bit - broken dependencies

I'm trying to build a package using rpmbuild on 64-bit CentOS 6.3 server. Here is the spec file: Name: test-fms Version: 1.0 Release: 1%{?dist} Summary: my FMS Package ...
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/usr/bin/python (Python 2.4) was deleted on CentOS 5. I compiled from source but yum is still broken. How can I get everything back to the way it was?

I saw a lot of other questions like this but none of them answered the exact part I am having trouble with (actually installing the Python RPM). Someone on my system deleted /usr/bin/python and ...
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difference between compiled and installed via rpm (zypper)

In an openSUSE 11.1 I download, compile and install ImageMagick via: wget ftp://.../pub/graphics/ImageMagick/ImageMagick-6.7.7-0.zip unzip ImageMagick-6.7.7-0.zip cd ImageMagick-6.7.7-0 ./configure ...
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Specifying a source in puppet doesn't seem to work

I have been attempting to create a manifest for installing postgres 9.1 using puppet on a Centos 5 server. I have been trying to adapt the instructions at ...
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RPM with RHEL: install 2 version of same package / different arch

I think the title is pretty self explanatory :) Is it possible, under RHEL (v 5) to install 2 instances of the same packages with 32 bit support for one and 64 bits support for the other one? ...
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Installing mysqlnd for php 5.4.9 on CentOs 6.3

Okay let me get straight to the point, I am a complete noob, and have never done stuff like this at all, I have read tutorial after tuorial but I cant get anything to work. When I tried to install the ...
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Httpd restart “Address already in use” error

I have an .rpm, which I created. In its %post part, I do some stuff, and in the end of this script, i call service httpd restart. It gives the following error: + service httpd restart Stopping httpd: ...
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How to merge .rpmnew files in Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)?

A few .rpmnew files are being created after performing an upgrade of the Fedora OS. The normal procedure for merging .rpmnew files into the original ones is to compare the differences, make the ...
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Verification of downloaded package with rpm

I wanted to install a package on CentOS 6 via rpm (e.g., the current epel-release). EDIT: Of course I would always prefer the installation via yum but somehow I failed to get that specific package ...
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Incremental RPM package version “numbers” for x.y.z > x.y.z-beta (or alpha, rc, etc)

In order to publish RPM packages of several different versions of some software, I'm looking for a way to specify version "numbers" that are considered "upgrades", and include the differentiation of ...