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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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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CentOS 5: How to resolve php53 RPM dependency conflict with php-foo and php-common?

We are running a CentOS 5.6 system, and want to install php53 with php-mcrypt. However, this introduces a dependency conflict between php-common & php53-common. Does anyone have a good workaround ...
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How to find RAID configuration/level and RPM speed having only remote access to the server?

Having only remote access (no physical access), to a server (that is SSH), how do I (or may be is it possible): find out whether it is RAID configured or not? If it is RAID configured, whether it ...
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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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Why do I have .rpmnew file after an update?

I use yum to update my Fedora. After a huge update, I got many .rpmnew and .rpmsave files. I could understand if I had modified these files. But I'm sure that I didn't edit these files. What should I ...
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Upgrade Apache from source if the original was installed from an rpm?

(migrated from stackoverflow.com) Recently I've inherited a set of machines running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4. They have been provisioned with Apache Server v2.2.3 installed from rpms. I need to ...
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Transactions and Rollback with Debian

I don't know if it is common knowledge, but RPM has support for rollbacking to a previous installation after performing an upgrade (which breaks something for instance). You can pass rpm the ...
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Why is it bad to build RPMs as root?

This page contains a prominent warning: Important Never build RPMS as root. Why is it bad to build RPMs as root? Is it the possibility of overwriting some files? Are there file ...
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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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tell yum to ignore a single dependency

I'm trying to install winswitch on CentOs 6. It requires 'nxagent'. But in centos, the package name is 'nx'. Is there a way to tell yum to skip checking the 'nxagent' dependency (i installed 'nx' ...
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How can I tell what rpms are managed outside of yum? [closed]

I am inheriting a Centos 5 box and I'd like to get an idea of what rpms have been installed outside of yum. Bonus: How can I audit that RPMs installed with yum to make sure that they are not ...
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Tomcat 6 on Centos 5 - only RPMs

I'm going through the exercise of setting up Tomcat 6 on CentOS 5 using RPM packages. Right now I'm stuck with old versions of tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api and tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-5.5.27-7.jpp5, since they ...
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Installing Fedora RPMs in CentOS

How safe is it to install Fedora RPMs in CentOS 5? Does it depend on the version of the Fedora RPM or is it generally better to steer clear?
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How do I use RPM to install GCC from my CentOS distribution media?

I have a few package installation related questions concerning RPM, YUM and CentOS and getting GCC installed: I've mounted my distribution media on my CentOS 5.2 machine but I can't seem to work out ...
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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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Building official SRPMs in CentOS. All the steps

I am new to Centos and yum in general. How do I retreive the SRPM using yumdownloader --source? When I run the command it says the SRPMs are not found. How do I add the repository? I am talking ...
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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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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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getting permission denied while creating rpm through rpm package manager on RHEL 5.3

I am trying to create rpm through rpm package manager. Following is my spec file: **# This is a spec file for openldappkg** %define _topdir /osp/rpmBuildOpenLdap %define name openldap %define ...