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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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 ...
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How to uninstall mysql on redhat linux version 5

I have identified the rpm to uninstall which is the following: mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6 I run the following rpm command to uninstall it: rpm -e mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6 Then I receive a dependency ...
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Remove installed packages from one repo and reinstall from CentOS?

I have 62 packages from RPMfusion that have overridden the CentOS upstream packages, and now I would like to return to the original CentOS packages. The only idea I can think of is ...
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Client is not able to use Yum Server configured on Server under /home/RPMS file path

I have configured Yum Server on Server 10.0.0.1(Redhat 5.3) All RPMS are here /home/RPMS/Server. Now on another machine i have Centos 5.3 (10.0.0.30).I want to use yum Server of 10.0.0.1 on 10.0.0.3 ...
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~/.rpmmacros and how to view/add to it

I am currently following a guide to install Java 1.4 on the CentOS site and was wondering if anyone could help me understand some of the terminology. It states: For this example, it will be ...
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rpm rollback ignoring rpms - no error output

Issue rpm rollback is not working with a set of repackaged rpms created in the last couple days, but does work with more recent ones. [root@host1 repackage]# ls -l zsh-4.2.6-* -rw-r--r-- 1 root ...
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Install software on CentOS: binaries or rpm?

I am pretty new to linux systems. I have the option of installing a software (ImageMagick) using either its .rpm or compiling the source from .tar.gz (which I have already done). Which one should I ...
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How to add new path to $PATH variable in a post-installation script of RPM?

I want to automatically add a new path to the $PATH variable each time when my RPM package is installed. I tried to use a post-installation script in the my RPM. Here is the part of RPM spec file ...
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Install MySQL 5.6 on CentOS 6.3 gone WRONG

I am trying to install MySQL 5.6 on CentOS 6.3 64bit using the .rpms provided by MySQL. I downloaded all the 64bit linux rpms into /usr/local/src/mysql and performed rpm -Uvh *. The installation gave ...
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Install msttcorefonts on CentOS 6.3

I have installed Mantis Bug Tracker on a CentOS 6.3 server and enabled the JP Graph plug in. However, to get this plug in to display the required TTF fonts I have to install something called ...
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Building RPM containing passwords

I need to be able to send an RPM to customers that will install the complete server, including Apache and MySQL. The customers will install it on a clean machine. After installation, the server ...
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Do .rpm files have metadata

I have a .rpm file on my windows machine. Is there a way to inspect this file (either on windows or centos) without installing it, to find out where it was compiled from? something like metadata?
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Postgres 9.2 beta for Suse SLES

I am searching the internets high and low, but can't find any Postgres 9.2 beta versions for any SLES versions. Can I take some Fedora RPM or similiar, or can someone tell me how to find the RPMs on ...
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What is the RPMRepository

In several CentOS tutorials, they advise enabling the RPMRepository. I have some questions about this repository. It seems like it's a RedHat repository that CentOS uses as well, since it's based on ...
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How to update crontab for a non-root user on Solaris non-interactively?

I would like to update crontab entries for a non-root user for an application which gets installed as OpenPKG RPM package. Currently I have this in the %post section of my .spec file: # # Set up the ...
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Upgrade mysql version

I am trying to upgrade mysql package to 5.5 on centos. (amazon image - ami-cc5af9a5) There is 5.1 version of mysql-libs that can not be uninstalled because postfix is dependent upon it. But I can not ...
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RPM: Set Required: somepackage >= 0.5.0 AND somepackage < 0.6.0

Is it possible to set dependecy version requirements like this: Required: somepackage >= 0.5.0 AND somepackage < 0.6.0 So only somepackage 0.5.x will be automaticly installed.
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Getting Segmentation fault when installing my RPM trough another RPM requirement

I have a RPM to install SWFtools as written here. I have a another RPM that I created containing basic applications, shared to all of our servers. the first RPM (SWFtools) should be installed after ...
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How to install puppet devel version from yum?

In /etc/yum.repos.d/puppet.repo have I put [puppetlabs] name=Puppet Labs Packages baseurl=http://yum.puppetlabs.com/el/$releasever/devel/$basearch/ enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 ...
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RPM package naming for alternative configurations

I currently install PHP from source in several different configurations around my environment, each providing the minimum feature set required for its particular deployment: one deployment requires ...