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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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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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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/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 ...
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how can i get a honeyd rpm? [closed]

I am running Centos 6, I am looking for a honeyd rpm that is safe to use. Where can I get it? I'd rather not compile from source. I've tried looking in the CentOS epel repository, but it is not ...
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Reference for RPM spec macros (%setup, %buildroot, etc)

Which man page describes the usage of the top-level RPM spec file macros that are defined in RPM source files directly? I mean, %setup, %buildroot and the like, which are not in /usr/lib/rpm. Looking ...
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Multiple identical GPG Keys. What can cause that?

I'm using OpsCode Chef to manage all my VMs, but since the last week, I'm having issues with one VM. When running chef, it hangs right at the beginning. After a bit of investigation, I found out that ...
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Install recent ImageMagick on CentOS 6.3

I'm having a terrible time trying to get a recent version of ImageMagick installed on a CentOS 6.3 x86_64 server. First, I downloaded the RPM from the ImageMagick site and tried to install it. That ...
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How to install libboost-devel on CentOS 6.3

How to install libboost-devel on CentOS 6.3? I have tried the following command: yum install libboost-devel Output: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * ...
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MySQL Upgrade RPM

I have a centos5.5 system and have MySQL 5.0.27 install. Now I want to upgrade this to MySQL 5.5.28(Latest). I have two questions, What is the difference between RPM(Redhat) which is recommended and ...
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Delete rpm from rpm

I want to create one rpm with rpmbuild which can remove some others rpm in system forcefully. How can i integrate rpm -e --nodeps packagename.rpm command in specfile?
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how to keep a rpm package during system upgrade?

I have a custom built rpm package which I installed manually (via rpm -Uvh / or yum localinstall). If I do an upgradee from CentOS5 to CentOS6 this package is removed and, because it missing in the ...
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How does the RPM Database typically become corrupt?

We are automating some deploy scripts which uninstall/install RPMs. I've seen on more than one of our hosts that rpm -qa returns something like: # rpm -qa | grep tcl tcl-8.5.7-6.el6.x86_64 ...
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Which mirror should I use to download Kernel Xen 6.3? [closed]

I'm following this construction to install (version 4.1.2) on a CentOS 6.2 (x86_64) system. When I use this command yum install http://au1.mirror.crc.id.au/repo/kernel-xen-release-6-3.noarch.rpm I ...
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How to know what changes YUM UPDATE is going to apply?

How to know what changes YUM UPDATE is going to apply? I know you can see the list of packages that are going to be updated, but I'd like to know what detailed changes are going to be aplied in ...
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Installing jdk7u7 on Centos5.8

I'm trying to install Java SDK (jdk-7u7-linux-i586.rpm) on Linux CentosOS 5.8. Im using this guide, and downloading everything from the Oracle website. When executing rpm -Uvh ...
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Creating Fedora RPMs with a defined Vendor

I would like all of my organizations RPMs to have a vendor defined so we can easily see which of our RPMs are installed. Does anyone know why Fedora says: Do not use these tags: Packager ...
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Install xdebug for php 5.3.17 on centos 6.3 (final)

I'm really having difficulty finding out how to install xdebug for php 5.3.17 on centos 6.3. I've tried this link (for centos 5.6 admittedly) but had no luck. Can anyone point to the right RPM ...
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What is the correct dependency rpm for libcurl.so.3

So I have a failed dependency and I am having trouble downloading the correct rpm. The error is libcurl.so.3()(64bit) is needed. I have Centos 6 and I have looking in this site for the correct rpm. ...
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Install gettext-0.17-1.el5.i386.rpm on CentOS 5.8 i386 gives “/usr/bin/python is needed” error

I've removed yum by mistake. So, now I'm installing all the dependencies needed by yum manually. One of those is gettext-0.17-1.el5.i386.rpm and when I try to install it gives the following error, ...
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yum update, how to make rpm package updateable

need a link or tutorial on how to make an rpm package work with yum UPDATE. i have it and already works with yum INSTALL and yum ERASE, but is there somewhere info on how to make rpm package work when ...
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yum update kernel without removing old?

When I yum update it wants to remove the oldest of the 3 kernel I have and upgrade to a new. Is it possible to get yum not to remove old kernels?
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Alien: .rpm -> .deb | Compability / Built per system?

At the moment I'm playing a bit with alien (for OpenVZ packages on Debian) and was wondering myself about one question for which I was not able to find an answer anywhere. Therefor I thought it might ...
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Installing multiple mysql as rpm vs tarball

Which is the suitable way to install multiple mysql servers without affecting the current installation in fedora( rpm or tarball)?
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Creating YUM/RPM repositories [closed]

I'd like to create a standard yum/rpm repository with package signing and whatever other best practices exist. What is the procedure to add RPM, sign it and update the repo xmls?
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%post section of rpmbuild not working

Situation: I'm trying to build a custom rpm to place a config file in a particular location. The installation completes fine by placing config files in proper directories but the %post section is not ...
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Howto get yum to install only dependencies for a given pakage?

I am looking for a way to have yum install only dependencies for a given package, something like an --prepare-for-install option so I can take a snapshot of the prepared system and test the rpm setup ...
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Re-packaging commercial software into RPM packages

The situation is this - I have a small CentOS 5 "cluster" (currently 7 machines, but potential for more) which run a commercially available software package that's distributed essentially in tarball ...
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rpm -Uvh & yum install

I am new to linux and wants to understand the reason for using some commands. I am trying to install PostgreSQL on CentOs by following the instructions here. First we do rpm -ivh ...
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download all RPMs from a metapackage

example of what im trying to do # yumdownloader net-snmp.x86_64 --source Enabling epel-source repository epel-source ...
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Overriding RPM public key database

Can rpm be persuaded to import and fetch public keys from an arbitrary pubkey database? On the same build machine I've got two automated users who each need to verify package signatures from ...
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Trying to install a freshly built RPM but it says it is dependent on a lib it should not be dependent on

The package in question is samba-3.6.7. I've built the package successfully, but when trying to install it, it returns, error: failed dependencies: libtalloc.so.1 is needed by samba-3.6.7 I have ...
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setting up rhel 5.x RPM build server for mortal users

My task is to setup a RHEL 5.x build host, that can build RPMs for mortal users. On RHEL 6.x with rpm version 4.8, I have in /usr/lib/macros: # Path to top of build area. %_topdir ...