Questions specific to the CentOS Linux distribution. Use this tag if your question relates to how the CentOS distribution affects your problem; do not use it if you just happen to be using CentOS and your question is about a specific configuration detail or syntax.

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How do I read Maildir RFC822 messages from the CentOS 7 terminal?

In a CentOS 7 server with dovecot, postfix, mailx installed, I have mail configured to be stored in Maildir format. How can I use the terminal to access and view the RFC822 messages stored in a ...
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How do I stop recurring error messages from appearing in messages and auditd.log?

On my CentOS linux machine, in my auditd.conf file, I have set my max_log_file_action=keep_logs. However, in my /var/log/messages and /var/log/auditd.log, the following message appears multiple times ...
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How to force rpm and yum to fail if a GPG signature is missing or cannot otherwise be verified?

How can I force rpm and yum to fail if a GPG signature is missing from a package or otherwise cannot be verified due to a missing key? For the example below, assume the RPM has been signed but the key ...
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CentOS with AutoSSH, Port Forwarding Clarification

I'm using autossh and set it up like shown in the following example: http://surniaulula.com/2012/12/10/autossh-startup-script-for-multiple-tunnels/ I found it works really well, but need some ...
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how to update packages to current versions on the RH family of distros?

I am a amateur+ administrator (use Linux since 1993 on a number of machines (from 1 to 50)), this is to say that I never went deep-neck into gory details of the differences between distributions and ...
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creating and sending a self-signed public key using GnuPG in CentOS 7

I know that I can create a GPG keypair from the CentOS 7 terminal by typing gpg --gen-key and following the resulting steps, but how can I make sure that the resulting public key is self-signed? And ...
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Set up graphic interface (desktop) for remote connection

I was assigned a CentOS VM that I manipulate through Putty. Everything I do to it is by command line so far, and I have admin rights to it. The VM is stored in the corporate data center served up by ...
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Avahi commands not working in CentOS

I want to use Avahi tools for mDNS service discovery in CentOS 6.6. I have installed the following packages: avahi, avahi-tools, nss-mdns. I checked the Avahi daemon and it is running: $ service ...
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How to disable core dump generation in Centos (cPanel Server)?

I want to disable core dump generation, How can I disable it ? One of the website keeps generating core dumps every second and eats up all the disk space. OS Details: CentOs cPanel Server ...
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installing GnuGPG with Thunderbird on CentOS 7

How can I install GnuPG on my CentOS 7 system? I want to use GnuPG alongside Thunderbird and Enigmail to manage pgp keys, as per the instructions in this link. The problem is that the download ...
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terminal converts first letter to uppercase

After a $ vagrant ssh into a Centos 7 VM, - If I type a command in the VM terminal that uses zsh shell, the first letter gets uppercased. How can I stop this behaviour? I briefly looked at $ stty ...
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module scsi_wait_scan not found on CentOS kernel-ml causes kernel panic on boot

I am attempting to upgrade from kernel-lt to kernel-ml, following the instructions here, however on boot the console is flooded with module "scsi_wait_scan" not found This leads to a general kernel ...
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How to install webkitgtk1 on RHEL7

I am running software on RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 which requires libwebkitgtk-1.0. Unfortunately RHEL7 comes only with webkitgtk3. In contrast, RHEL6 had only webkitgtk. Other distributions like ...
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No manual entry for man

I'm working in a Centos 6.6 Docker image. I thought I installed everything to get access to man pages, but apparently not... $ yum install -y man man-pages man-pages-overrides [...] Complete! $ ...
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Is there any way to install MySQL 5.1 and PHP 5.3 on Centos 7

Is there any way to install MySQL 5.1 and PHP 5.3 on Centos 7. I researched a lot but could not find any link which gives step by step procedure. Can someone please give me steps to be followed to ...
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/etc/init/suricata stopping CentOS from booting up

I am using CentOS 6.6. I put this content into /etc/init.d/suricata. I also ran sudo chkconfig suricata on to make suricata run at boot. My problem is that it is now preventing Centos from ...
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Can ACLs override file perms on Linux?

I struggled with this problem on FreeBSD recently, but thank God for ZFS which solved it for me there. However I have it again in CentOS with ext4 and don't know if there is an easy way around it (or ...
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Single call in .bashrc starting two daemon processes

I am using CentOS 6.6 and would like /OtagoHarbour/executables/inotifydropboxcopy to start as a daemon when I boot the computer and log in. I put the following in ~/.bashrc # User specific aliases ...
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Remote server randomly hanging on ssh login

I'll try to ssh into the server ssh name@box-a At which point I'll usually be prompted for a password and then it logs me in. Sometimes though, when I try to ssh in it just hangs after I press ...
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Host multiple Linux distros on PXE Server and show these choices to PXE client

PXE Server - CentOS 6.5 64bit Objective - Client should be presented with OS choices in network boot menu - Oracle Linux 6.5, RHEL 7, Ubuntu 14. Upon selection it should proceed with the selected OS ...
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“not a valid package archive” when trying to install PHP extension?

I'm running CENTOS 6.6 on a VPS and am trying to install the ZMQ PHP extension and tried installing using the command shown in the instructions: sudo pecl install zmq-beta However, it fails, ...
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Faillog command on CentOS7

Although EPEL7 has been installed, faillog seems not to be recognized: [vagrant@vm-one ~]$ faillog bash: faillog: command not found... None of the packages seem to contain the faillog command: ...
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Initialise USB devices before hard disks during grub2 boot

I have a CentOS installation on a portable USB stick, with a grub2 installation on it's first partition. The system can boot when there are no internal hard drives plugged into a machine, but fails if ...
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Questions about whiptail and bash functions

I'm a bash newbie. Say I have this script #!/bin/bash function cpp-lang { yum install "Development Tools" } function updatesys { yum -y update yum -y upgrade } whiptail ...
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Proper create user account with permissions on CentOS/Apache

I have setup a CentOS VPS to run apache, I am having trouble with permissions when creating an account. I have setup a virtual host host to point a domain to /home/user/public_html <VirtualHost ...
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How to install oddjob-mkhomedir repository on AMI box using command line

I'm trying to install oddjob-mkhomedir and it comes back with no package available nothing to do. I used sudo yum install oddjob-mkhomedir so I'm assuming the repository is not available. My ...
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Locate specific file from script

I've written a script file in which, one function searches for another script and if found, executes that script. Script extract #!/bin/bash ... service_status() { local my_script=`which ...
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3 versions of BerkelyDB installed

I have 3 versions of BerkelyDB installed on my server following 2 versions Package db4-4.3.29-10.el5_5.2.x86_64 Package db4-4.3.29-10.el5_5.2.i386 which are included in the Centos 5 Distro and ...
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How to install Desktop Environments on CentOS 7?

I have recently installed CentOS 7(Minimal Install without GUI) and now I want to install a GUI environment in it. How can I install Desktop Environments on previously installed CentOS7 without ...
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Can't Install php-mssql or freetds on Centos7

My goal is to connect to MS SQL Server 2005 using PHP. I have installed PHP and ODBC. I am running CentOS7. PHP Version => 5.4.16 .... (from php -i) .... odbc ODBC Support => enabled I am ...
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why my subdomain is not accessible from the Internet?

I am using virtualhost in Centos 6.6. This is my conf file: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName test.mydomain.ca ServerAlias test.mydomain.ca DocumentRoot ...
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'No such file or directory' when I am trying to format Logical Volume

I am trying to create Logical Volume on CentOS 7 on EC2 instance. After attaching the volume I am creating partition using fdisk, then I am starting the Logical Volume creation: pvcreate /dev/xvda1 ...
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MySQL service doesn't start

I have a CentOS 6.6, on the system there was a working Mysql and a mysql server already installed and a running mysqld service, but i needed a fresh install, so i did the whole removal through yum, ...
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/installation of CentOS 7 - Anaconda Disappeared

Using VMWare and CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-DVD installer. I would like to install CentOS on this virtual machine. I did that successfully few weeks ago. but now, Anaconda screen disappeared so fast ...
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Apache httpd cannot parse php on CentOS 7

I'm setting up a new CentOS 7 server, I installed apache httpd successfully and get the html welcome page then I installed php 5.4 then tried to test it using test page: <?php phpinfo(); ?> ...
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Disable viewing/listing rights to users

I'm new to linux administration and I'm not sure how to search for this problem. When I create a new user, s/he can browse the filesystem. E.g. ll /. How can I restrict the user to a few select ...
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Sendmail stopped sending mails, “did not issue MAIL/EXPN/VRFY/ETRN during connection to MTA”

All mails suddenly stopped sending, here is the maillog: Jan 26 17:02:20 vm2745 sendmail[3544]: My unqualified host name (Centos) unknown; sleeping for retry Jan 26 17:03:20 vm2745 sendmail[3544]: ...
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GNOME license not accepted issue when system has been rebooted

GNOME Desktop has been installed on CentOS7 using sudo yum -y groups install "GNOME Desktop" and when startx is executed the desktop starts. However, when the system reboots the following issue ...
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Linux home server hung last week - how to determine cause?

I have a lightly used home server (that is, I store back-ups on it, it syncs to CrashPlan, and it runs some media sharing services I use locally - it's not too active). Today I discovered that it was ...
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Setting Up New CentOS server - Partitions Sizes and File Systems

I'm responsible for setting up a new CentOS 7 server. It's my first time so I want to make sure I'm on the right track. After some research, I chose to have 6 partitions: Partition | Type | Device ...
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lwp-request Fails After Upgrade to Centos 7

I have a bash script that runs well on centos 6, which has an lwp-request in it. I upgraded my system to Centos 7, and the request fails to run: # lwp-request -E https://localhost/admin/startup GET ...
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After installing java in linux , where the java will store what home path should i give? [closed]

After installing java in linux , where the java will store what home path should i give ?
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unix system with malware

I have a CENTOS server that is infected with malware: top shows there's an unknown process that's consuming all the CPUs, if you kill it, it respawns with a different name. what's the best way to ...
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CentOS/Kernel v3.18/Thunderbolt2

I just got a new SuperMicro box with a AOC-TBT-DSL5320 Thunderbolt2 card pre-installed. I installed CentOS 6.5,ran yum update, and then, because to my understanding at least, thunderbolt support was ...
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How to enable Oracle JDK 8 patch upgrades on an existing JDK 8 installation in CentOS

How to enable Oracle JDK 8 patch upgrades on an existing JDK 8 installation in CentOS. Refer details in the original thread ...
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What option specified the location of the generated RPM?

I have noticed that, when building rpm files, that most end up in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386 (building 32bit). Some though, incl one we roll in-house, writes the rpm files to ./i386.... so the file ...
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php-fpm error unable to bind listening socket for address '127.0.0.1:9003': Permission denied (13)

I've added a config file to /etc/php-fpm.d ; Start a new pool named 'joeri'. ; the variable $pool can we used in any directive and will be replaced by the ; pool name ('joeri' here) [joeri] ; Per ...
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How to make sure to get the Main/External IP without regard to network device type/name

Hello, I need to make sure I have the external or at least the main IP address for a given machine, regardless to the device type/name. I quickly wrote that tiny script for that purpose, but I need ...
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useradd PAM authentication failed

I needed to customize useradd command so i downloaded shadow-utils source package. Using configure-make i was able to compile the source , binary was generated (configure prefix) at custom location ...
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How to disable procps-ng 3.3.10 free wide output format?

I'm writing a script that is supposed to simply tell me the amount of free physical memory excluding caches and I noticed that my Fedora system shows a different output format than a CentOS system I ...