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Official online RPM package browser / search for CentOS

https://pkgs.org/ provides a "Linux Packages Search" for several distributions, including CentOS 5–7.
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How to completely remove a package in Ubuntu (like it never existed)

You should purge those packages. apt-get purge somepackage from man apt-get (APT-GET(8)) purge purge is identical to remove except that packages are removed and purged (any configuration ...
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Why isn't there a openjdk-8-jdk package on debian anymore?

You are on Debian 10 (buster), but the link you showed is for Debian 9 (stretch). OpenJDK is on version 11 for Buster and OpenJDK 8 is not available. https://packages.debian.org/buster/openjdk-11-...
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Do .rpm files have metadata

I've forked @Ignacio answer and created oneliner to quickly go over all tags: rpm -qp package.rpm --qf "$(rpm --querytags | sed -nr 's/(.*)/\1:%{\1}/p' | tr '[:space:]' '\n')"
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How to install/enable GMP (math functions) for PHP on CentOS

If you are missing and need GMP itself, you can install GMP from the CentOS Base repository. yum -y install gmp As for the php-gmp package, it is not available in the standard CentOS 6 Base ...
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systemd-machined not found in debian systemd package

Turns out systemd-machined is in a separate package from the main systemd package. In order to install systemd-machined on Debian Stretch, you have to run apt-get install -y systemd-container.
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How to manually download individual files from the OpenIndiana (or Solaris) pkg repo?

IPS clients can only install packages from IPS repositories. So, if you're not interested in adding the remote repository as a publisher, fortunately there is another option, which is to create an IPS ...
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How to upgrade a package in Debian 8?

This is normal as Debian 8 (jessie) is currently the oldstable release. If you search for Package curl you'll notice that the stable version currently has curl 7.52, while testing & unstable are ...
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Why isn't there a openjdk-8-jdk package on debian anymore?

Apparently Debian 10 alias Buster only provides openjdk 11 packages. In my case this meant using debian 9 alias stretch instead. I must admit it wasn't very clever using latest as a version in the ...
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Centos 7 server with Nginx reports errors when updating packages

I've solved this for my system, though my solution may not be applicable to everyone, depending on whether or not you use the nginx-* modules that are causing the dependency issues. My solution was ...
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Monthly Patch Releases for Linux CentOS/RedHat

Such a cycle does not exist (at least for CentOS). Updates are made available as and when they are ready. They normally lag Red Hat updates by a little time. You can easily set up you own patch ...
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Monthly Patch Releases for Linux CentOS/RedHat

Red Hat does not withhold security updates for an artificial schedule, as some other operating system vendors do. They are released as soon as they are ready for deployment. That may be on any day of ...
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Is there a way to find hidden options and arguments on for a command / package that isnt documented?

You can only find hidden options and arguments from the source code, but that's not a problem as GNU/Linux is open source. On programs written in C you start by looking from main() function how the ...
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Install package in Centos 6 from Centos 7 repo

Even if you don't break the systems, it's not a good idea to add repos from more recent versions of Centos. The backports repos are provided specifically to address this problem. In my Centos 7.4 I ...
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Where can I find an online list of CentOS packages and their versions?

See https://pkgs.org/ which allows you to search a range of CentOS (and other) distributions.
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Unable to install realm package

There is no package called realmd available in the yum repo's that you have configured, as the error quite clearly states. Background: realmd is only included in RHEL/CentOS 7, the closest ...
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Installing a package using SCCM fails with error 0x87D00324(-2016410844) but package is not installed

Could you post the command line you are using in SCCM to install the software? Also, have you set the install to do any logs? If so, have these been consulted yet? I've had a similar issue with ...
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CentOS working with older repos

First, caveat: Centos6 is end of life so you should be upgrading to at least Centos7. To install epel for a particular distro go to the epel website and that will tell you how to install epel for your ...
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How to safety delete a package/software which wasn't installed via package manager

If you follow attempt to manually remove the software as described in the other answers, it's worth having a look at the output of the command sudo dpkg --verify Which checks the integrity of your ...
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How to get a complete file list for all packages?

You can pull file list for all the packages using command apt-file list --regexp ".*" however this will take time in gathering the list of all files. The same is mentioned on the man page of ...
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aptitude: list all previous recommended packages

Get a list of installed packages with missing recommended package: aptitude search '?installed?broken-recommends' Get a list of not installed, missing packages that are recommended by installed ...
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Debian/Ubuntu: Enabling "dist-upgrade" behavior for unattended-upgrades?

Should I be aware of any potential problems or increased risk of breakage. After switching to "dist-upgrade", if you use the Ubuntu repos, then I believe you'll start getting kernel updates which you ...
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How to check for modified config files on a Debian system?

This might be overkill but since somebody mentioned etckeeper and while I was investigating that I came across this other gem that might be more useful if you are attempting to figure out things "...
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Make Yum recognize that httpd24-httpd (from SCL) provides the webserver virtual package

With RPM Package Manager you can simply provide foo 4 bar. This is a stupid dummy spec example, purists will remove the rpmlint ;-) warnings: $ cat ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/provides-httpd.spec Summary: ...
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"Class 'XMLWriter' not found" Error in php | php55w-xml-5.5.24-1.w6.x86_64.rpm is missing

php55w-* packages are webtatic packages and you don't need this if you don't use webtatics PHP installation. Instead, use the relevant version for your installation of PHP. Normally, it should be ...
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Adding CentOS 6.8 Client to Spacewalk

You're trying to install packages from the spacewalk-client repository for CentOS 7 on CentOS 6. This has no chance of working. Install the correct packages instead.
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DEB: "Provides:" field ignored

The section of the Debian Policy Manual quoted in @cavedon's answer is still unchanged, but outdated. Since dpkg 1.17.11 setting a version on a provided package is possible. From the changelog: ...
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How to keep newly installed packages in sync from master to nodes with puppet?

There is no way of doing this that I'm aware. I might suggest that you're approaching this with the wrong attitude somewhat. The idea behind Puppet is not to do a bunch of manual work on a single ...
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Prevent from installing open-vm-tools-desktop / @platform-vmware on EL 7

Red Hat and CentOS don't provide a lot of information on how this work. I found two Solution/Workaround. This is a new feature, in since EL7.2 as far as I can tell, it's known as Platform-specific ...
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How to install old packages on a server?

Installing old packages generally is a very bad idea, especially considering that newer version often are 100% compatible with older one. That said, each distribution has its own method to revert to ...
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