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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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. http://www.percona.com/...
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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 apr-...
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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 bash-4.2-11.aix5.1.ppc....
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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 [root@...
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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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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 http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-server-73/epel-...
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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 ec2-...
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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 I ...
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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 ...