Questions tagged [centos6]

CentOS is a Linux distribution standing for "Community ENTerprise Operating System" and is a rebuild of "Red Hat Enterprise Linux" (RHEL). The "CentOS6" tag refers to versions 6.x of CentOS.

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Excessive number of sleeping processes in CentOS - howto diagnose? [closed]

I have a a large number of sleeping processes, about 600, the majority of which are Apache processes. Should I kill all these sleeping processes, or will that make Apache fail completely? Why are ...
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Is there a big difference between CentOS 6.4 to 6.2 and should I up/down-grade?

We have two separate managed web servers. One is running CentOS 6.2 and is used as a production environment for a number of sites. The second one runs CentOS 6.4, and hosts some internal applications, ...
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Persist IP address alias across reboots in CentOS/RHEL 6 using “ip” command

I've always used the ifcfg-eth0:1 alias files to create additional addresses. However, in recent rhel documentation, it states that: As the ip command of the iproute package now supports assigning ...
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How do I open custom ports in my iptables firewall? [closed]

I need IPTables, like everyone else, but I don't use it enough to really keep my knowledge complete and fresh. The setup utility in CentOS is too basic. It doesn't seem to allow me to open up custom ...
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How do I configure LDAP on Centos 6 for user authentication in the most secure and correct way?

During the last couple of days I have been using a lot of F-words, while browsing Internet for good documentation about how to setup an LDAP-server. So far I have found none, but plenty that are less ...
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Upgrade CentOS 5.x to CentOS 6.x - tips and techniques

Now that CentOS 6.0 is making its way to the various mirror sites, I wanted to solicit opinions on the upgrade process. In working with the commercial RedHat 5.6 and 6.x distributions for the past few ...
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Apache fails silently after installation of MapServer 6.2.0

THIS QUESTION SHOULD BE MARKED AS CLOSED I've recently compiled MapServer 6.2 on a CentOS 6.3 machine, using ./configure --with-ogr=/usr/bin/gdal-config --with-gdal=/usr/bin/gdal-config --with-proj=...
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How do I upgrade to the latest PHP version in CentOS with yum?

I found some blog posts about this, but it's rather lack of descriptions on possible side effects. I could really use some detailed on these steps: How to add a repo that provides PHP 5.4 into yum ...
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How do I view the contents of a SELinux policy package

As the title says, how do I view the contents of a SELinux policy package? The resulting files end with .pp. I'm running on centos 6, but I guess it's the same way on "all" distros. For example ...
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Changing the maximum mail size in Postfix

When sending large email to a new CentOS6 server running Postfix as the MTA, the following message is returned: tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We ...
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Failed to retrieve directory listing in Filezilla connecting to vsftpd

newbie here. At first I was unable to connect to vsftpd but I added port 21 in iptables (i'm running on Centos 6) and managed to make it work. But now, I can't get past Command: LIST in Filezilla ...
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Specifying a Postfix Instance to send outbound email

I have a CentOS 6.5 server running Postfix 2.6x (the default distribution) with five public IPv4 IPs bound to it. Each IP has DNS and rDNS set separately. Each uses a different hostname at a ...
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CentOS /usr/local/lib system wide $LD_LIBRARY_PATH?

I install custom software in /usr/local/lib. How do I set the PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH in CentOS 6 system-wide to use /usr/local/lib. I realize there may be more than one way. What's the simplest and ...
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ipmitool - can't find /dev/ipmi0 or /dev/ipmidev/0

Based on a previous question, I installed ipmitool (yum install ipmitool). Even after a reboot, though, i get the following error when trying to run ipmitool power status: Could not open device at /...
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How do I change timezone in centos 6.2?

Here is the output of my date command: [root@r1304 ~]# date Wed Apr 18 15:43:28 GST 2012 I want to change the default system timezone to Asia/Dubai. I've followed a tutorial and did this: ln -sf /...
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What's the difference between postfix/smtp and postfix/smtpd

A bit confused when reading through the logs of my smtp/mail server, I'm turning this questions to you guys. In the maillog files I'm seeing entries for postfix/smtp as well as postfix/smtpd. I can ...
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Should I be worried that yum update suddenly wants to update well over 100 packages on my CentOS 6 system?

I get an email alert whenever there's something to update, and typically do them that day. This tends to happen most days. For whatever reason I've had no alerts since 20th July until today (I ...
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SSH sessions terminate abruptly with message: Corrupted MAC on input. Disconnecting: Packet corrupt

We have a Dell PowerEdge 840 Server running CentOS 6.0 64 bit with 2GB ECC memory. When any user sshs in, after some time the session gets terminated with the output: Corrupted MAC on input. Packet ...
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HP DL380p Gen8 (p420i controller) I/O oddity on XFS partitions

On DL380p gen8 servers using XFS on top of LVM on top of raid 1+0 with 6 disks, an identical workload results in a ten-fold increase in disk writes on RHEL 6 compared to RHEL 5, making applications ...
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Reloading a kernel “live” in CentOS / RHEL 6

When upgrading the kernel package on CentOS or RHEL 6, is it possible to load the new kernel without rebooting? My gut tells me it's not, but if it were, it'd be handy - especially when compiling ...
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How to install php56 on CentOS 6 x86_64

When I run yum install php php-devel php-mysql php-gd php-mbstring, it will install php5.3. yum list installed *php* Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile ...
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Howto enable SMPTS (465) postfix CentOS

I need help is enabling SMTPS. I use postfix , dovecot with MySQL(virtual domains). I do not know how to enable SMTPS(465). I already added tls related settings and key and certificate in the "/etc/...
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How do I Control the Ordering of Network Interfaces?

I'm attempting to configure a machine with 3 NICs, the first two are built-in GbE controllers, the third is a 10GbE controller. Via NetworkManager, I've configured the 'first' GbE NIC (which at the ...
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Modify XFS filesystem creation parameters during kickstart installation

I'm streamlining the kickstart process for a series of EL6.2 (RHEL, CentOS, SL, etc.) systems. I'd prefer to use XFS over ext4 for the growth/data partition. However, I'd like some control over the ...
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Safely update php 5.3.3 to >=5.3.4 on centos 6

Would the following works fine without any issues? I have apc cache installed, the other packages the usual php configuration. yum update php would that be enough? it is an active server, so want ...
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LDAP Login fails, but su to ldap users works

I have a new ldap setup and I am trying to login, either directory to the machine or remotely over SSH. When I try to actually login, my authentication fails. If I login with a local user, (root), ...
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CentOS & moving /var to a new disk/partition

Slightly older system, roughly 2 years old. Running CentOS I'm noticing I have /var using a lot of space, and it's all good stuff...so deleting space isn't the answer. Is there any easy/safe way to ...
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CentOS 6 and upstart

The new CentOS 6 comes with Upstart, replacing init. I am trying to convert an /etc/inittab file to the new upstart format. This particular server only has 15 or so inittab entries, however, other ...
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PECL command produces long list of errors

Currently running PHP 5.4 on CentOS 6.5. I installed the webtatic php55w package then installed PEAR+PECL without issue along with redis and mongo through PECL. Shortly after, I realized 5.5 is not ...
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What does that mean: packages excluded due to repository priority protections

When updating with yum i recieve the following message: yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * atomic: www7.atomicorp.com * base: mirror....
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ls hangs for a certain directory

There is a particular directory (/var/www), that when I run ls (with or without some options), the command hangs and never completes. There is only about 10-15 files and directories in /var/www. ...
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How do I get openldap on Centos 6 to write anything to it's log files

I don't get any information in my log file for openldap on my Centos 6 server. This is how i configured it. SELinux is disabled at the moment. First created a folder where I'd like to store the log ...
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CentOS 6 and locale error

I just installed CentOS 6 and whenever I login to the system via SSH remotely, I get the following error: -bash: warning: setlocale: LC_CTYPE: cannot change locale (UTF-8) When I type "locale" on ...
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Install PHP7 from Remi repo

I installed PHP7 from Remi repo with sudo yum -y install httpd sudo yum -y install epel-release wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm sudo rpm -Uvh remi-release-6*.rpm ...
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OOM killer killing things with plenty(?) of free RAM

The OOM killer seems to be killing things despite having more than enough free RAM on my system: (Full resolution) (Full resolution) 27 minutes and 408 processes later, the system started ...
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Use apache as a HTTPS to HTTP Proxy

I'm trying to configure Apache on Centos 6 to proxy and reverse proxy traffic to an http server of a third party provider. The setup should work like this: https://mydomain.com/proxy/ proxies all ...
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In CentOS 6.x, how can I upgrade to Kernel 3.4?

I have a server running CentOS 6.2 with kernel version 2.6.32, but I need to increase my application Performance. The Kernel Version 3.4 has x32abi which can improve the performance so i want to ...
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What mailer does cron use to send mail?

I am trying to debug an issue with cron not sending mail on a Centos 6 box that I did not configure. How can I determine which mailer cron is using to send mail? The crontab man page has this to say, ...
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What is the correct way to load modules for iptables on Centos 6

Where should I load iptables modules, for example ip_conntrack and ip_conntrack_ftp. Places I have found that might be candidates, but are they? The IPTABLES_MODULES variable in /etc/init.d/iptables ...
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Block outgoing connections for certaing uids (root, apache, nobody)

With iptables in CentOS 5 and 6 Linux - how can you please prevent processes running as root, apache or nobody from initiating outgoing connections? On CentOS 5 Linux I've tried putting these lines ...
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yum update entire release but limit to a prior version

We need to update yum update but we want to stay one release back. For example, we have CentOS 6.2 and want to move to 6.3. By default, it looks like yum update will install 6.4. On RedHat, this ...
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Setup default page for Apache Virtual Hosts

We are running Apache on a server with multiple VirtualHost entries. Whenever someone access the server by it's IP address (http://198.147.xx.xx), one of the websites that is a VirtualHost comes up. ...
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CentOS6 and long Wait IO time on jbd2/dm-0-8

Linux box running CentOS 6.5 and 2.6.32-431.3.1.el6.i686 kernel recently got CPU spikes up to 99% causing by Wait IO. Executing while true; do date; ps auxf | awk '{if($8=="D") print $0;}'; sleep 1; ...
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Jenkins: Trying to add a dumb slave but the option is missing, any idea how to add it?

I've installed Jenkins 2.x on a server and now I'm trying to add a "Dumb slave" but the option is missing. In this official Jenkins tutorial it says that when creating a new node the option should ...
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where does rpm install custom gpg keys?

Where does CentOS/RHEL 6 store custom gpg keys? I thought /etc/pki/rpm-gpg but I installed nginx's key but unable to find it. I see it was imported properly but where is it? wget http://nginx.org/...
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Is subscription-manager available for CentOS?

I'm trying to fix my updater to point to a specific release. Is the subscription-manager for RedHat only? I don't see it in my CentOS 6.3 (yum) repository.
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Incrond running but not executing commands CentOS 6.4

I have copied this question over here from StackOverflow... I have installed incron from the EPEL repository (0.5.9) (before you ask; YES, I also tried downloading the source and compiling locally (0....
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ldap_modify: Insufficient access (50) when changing password

I'm trying to modify the LDAP admin password on a fresh OpenLDAP install on CentOS 6.7 (similar to RHEL 6.7). I created a file called change_ldap_password.ldif: # Hash your password: # slappasswd -h ...
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Trying to understand the correct way to create a static route in CentOS, please assist

I've been trying to understand what's the correct way to add a static route on a CentOS 6.x machine. In some forums they say to create a file named route-dev_name (for example route-eth0) with the ...
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Processing Conflict: mysql55w-libs-5.5.36-3.w6.x86_64 conflicts mysql-libs < 5.5

I'm trying to install the latest webtatic MySQL 5.5 edition via yum (http://webtatic.com/packages/mysql55/) on CentOS 6.5 but every time I try I get the following output ending in error: # yum ...