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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting diffs for file changes detected by rpm -V

I have an installation that has been tampered with, and I want to find out what exactly has been changed. I can run rpm -V MY_PACKAGES which gives me a list of modified files. Now I am looking for ...
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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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Can dpkg verify files from an installed package?

With rpm -qV openssh-server I will get a list of files that have changed compared to default. ~$ rpm -qV openssh-server S.?....T. c /etc/ssh/sshd_config ~$ Can dpkg on Ubuntu do the same?
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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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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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Upgrade cURL to latest on CentOS

I need to upgrade cURL to the latest version on Centos 2.6.18-164.15.1.el5.centos.plusxen #1 SMP Wed Mar 17 20:32:20 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I'm unable to find any suitable ...
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Solving multilib version problems

I use Centos 6.4 When I tried to install libgcc with yum install libgcc.i686 I took following massages. Error: Multilib version problems found. This often means that the root cause is ...
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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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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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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 corrupt....
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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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Tools for maintaining yum repositories

Are there any tools for maintaining private yum repositories? Specifically, I'd like to: upload rpms and have them placed in the proper directory; indexes/metadata kept-up-to-date automatically; ...
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Install rpm package using Ansible

How do I install .rpm package on remote machine using Ansible? The obvious solution is to use command module, but that is a bit silly. Also I would like to avoid setting up a yum repository just for ...
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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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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 update/...
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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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making a rpm package installation non-interactive

we have a package on RHEL and we'd like to make the installation non-interactive so that we can read a config/answer file. (Our Solaris version using the package manager and that allows for ...
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`yum upgrade git` centos

I want to upgrade git cause the version on centos5 is 1.5.5.6. yum upgrade git says, "No Packages marked for Update." Am I using the wrong rpm? How do I use a different rpm? Which should I use?
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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 ...