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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Bad RPM Signatures

I'm trying to set up a repo that contains both CentOS 6.4 and 5.9 packages. The machine itself is 6.4. I've created a GPG key and have been able to sign my 6.4 packages no problem. When I create them ...
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I'm getting “yum error no such table packages”, how do I fix corrupted db?

I'm trying to use following guide: Scientific Linux - How To Upgrade To The Latest S.L. 6.x Release to update my Scientific Linux release 6.3 to Scientific Linux release 6.4. # yum update ...
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Keeping a local mirror lean and mean for what our application needs

We have a local mirror RPM repositorythat lives where our virtual servers live on Amazon Web Services. This setup could conserve some network bandwidth, but my predecessor probably set it up as place ...
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Upgrading PHP on RedHat

I'm trying to upgrade my PHP from 5.3.13 to 5.5 following this post, which links http://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2010/install-apache-php-on-fedora-centos-red-hat-rhel/. However, I got error ...
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check what 32-bit packages are installed on a 64-bit server

I'd like to check the binaries installed on my server and know if the is a 32-bit binary installed. rpm -qa would give me all the packages installed. However if i try to grep through it like so, rpm ...
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What's the correct way of updating 3rd party component configuration when using RPM?

We're using RPM for packaging and deployment of our product. Our product depends on other components, like postgresql database, etc., which are specified in our .spec file. Let's say, one of 3rd party ...
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What is the difference between rpm file and 'make' source code from installation perspective [closed]

The RPM is compiled file package which is easy to use. The problem is some RPMs need much dependencies which is annoying. I have to search and download the dependency RPMs. Alternatively, I can ...
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How to install MariaDB rpms in CentOS 6.4 using rpm (not yum cmd) + handling mysql-libs conflicts

I need to script the install of MariaDB using the rpm command in CentOS 6.4. I can't use yum since it's going to be an offline install so there's no access to the repository. The only MySQL package ...
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VMWare, Debian or RPM based [closed]

I need some advice, I am installing a monitoring tool on a VMWare server, and I need ask a stupid question :p Is a VMWare ESXi 5.1 server, Ubuntu or RPM based? Thanks
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Do I need a RHEL subscription to install packages?

I'm new to RHEL. Trying to install software this morning and running into road blocks. Is it required to have a subscription to download packages via yum on RHEL? I'm coming across different sources ...
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Restore old /etc onto newer system (CentOS)

In order to save space, I don't backup /usr (except /usr/local), /bin, /sbin and /lib. Instead I do a rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}\n' to get a list of packages I need to install to restore the content of ...
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Failed to build rpm from source

I want to build a package from source, basically all I did was downloading Percona-Server-56-5.6.12-rc60.4.393.rhel6.src.rpm and adding -DWITH_INNODB_MEMCACHED=ON to spec file. ...
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Configuration options of rpm

How can I check rpm configuration options used to build mysql-server? I want to include memcached support for mysql, therefor I've to reinstall mysql-server from source and I need to know the exact ...
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newer libmysqlclient.so creates a conflicts with a php-mysql install

I have a working MySQL 5.6 server on a CentOS 6.4 I'm trying tp get PHP working as well, and to create a connection to the MySQL. As I understand I need the following components : php and php-mysql ...
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MySQL-devel installed but cannot be detected by rpmbuild?

I've been trying to build apr-util-1.5.2 on CentOS 6 64bit. I've ran into this problem: # rpmbuild -tb apr-util-1.5.2.tar.bz2 error: Failed build dependencies: mysql-devel is needed by ...
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I'm unable to use rpmbuild to build nagios-3.5.0 RPM @RHEL6

I'm unable to build RPM w/ nagios 3.5.0 (last one that worked for me was 3.2.3): # md5sum nagios-3.5.0.tar.gz aeef195d2033cc362bf6cb972bcc8f07 nagios-3.5.0.tar.gz # rpmbuild -tb nagios-3.5.0.tar.gz ...
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Linux - Package version maintenance across multiple servers

Problem: If I spin up a server1 today, all installed packages will be based on current upstream versions. If I spin up server2 tomorrow, again, all installed packages will be based on upstream ...
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Linux - Upstream package version no longer available

On my dev server I am running Percona (5.5.27), and have just spun up another server to act as a staging area for public access to a new project. I am trying to control package versions by using yum ...
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RPM ignore conflicts

is there a way to ignore rpm version conflicts by keeping the latest version installed? For example. I want to install gawk in AIX. I have all the required rpms in a folder ...
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XenServer 6.2 Yum Repository

I installed a clean XenServer 6.2 from the ISOs provided here. I want to compile a driver against this system and need to install make and sources and so on. If I do yum install make I get ...
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Recover CentOS missing YUM and RPM

This is the history: I have (or had), a linux box with CentOS 5.9 and a pre installed LAMP configuration. It was working but was too out of date, for instance mysql was version 4. So I decided to ...
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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 ...