Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a commercially supported Linux distribution.

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Installing RHEL6.5 by swapping RPMs

BACKGROUND So I've been tasked with updating a system from RHEL6.0 to RHEL6.5 via a bootable USB. Due to size limitation, I've stripped (using the rpm -e command to prevent dependency errors) ...
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Red Hat internal specifications

I'm doing a homework assignment for my college, and I'm trying to find the parameters used in kernel compilation on RedHat. My teacher asks: "Analyse and describes in terms of models of each version ...
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Permissions changing on few files under /etc/

It appears that new permissions on /etc/issue and /etc/motd are reverting back to the original even if we change them. This is on systems running RHEL 5 and RHEL 6. Is there any rc script which ...
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NFS: share with all clients except one

I want to share a folder with all the network's clients except only one. This is my current /etc/exports file: /opt/resources *(rw,async) What should I add to prevent the client 192.168.1.24 ...
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How to configure my enviorment in such a way that a proper (different from the system one) version of library is used

I guess that this question is a borderline between ServerFault and StackOverflow and this site. But I think that U&L is most relevant. I have some C++ code that depends on a library in version X ...
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[RESOLVED]Various programs not working after yum install some packages [closed]

[RESOLVED] I found out that the Memory chip caused the problems. I changed it and the system works fine now! I'm using RHEL6.0 and encountered the problem that gdb, yum, rpm don't work any more. ...
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Kickstart file not being found in VituralBox

I am installing a STIG RHEL on a virtual box and therefore have a custom kick start file in the iso I am using. The iso structure looks like this for the kickstart file ROOT | |----stig_fix ...
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mailx attachment behaviour between RHL 5 and RHL 6

We have a line of code that does this in ksh, to send a file as an attachment in email: uuencode <filename> <filename.txt> | mailx someone@somewhere.com In RHL 5.2 mailx sends ...
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backup user accounts without giving a home directory to them

I am reinstalling the older Ubuntu machines with the latest RHEL 6.0 in servers. I have /etc/passwd and /etc/group and /etc/shadow file backed up for the list of user accounts that I need to create ...
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gnome-session error on rhel (canberra-gtk-module error)

When starting cppeclipse in gnome-session via vnc it appears following error on rh6 canberra-gtk-module not found, module is present in /usr/lib/x64/ also fails when LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/x64/ is ...
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Creating yum .repo file from a remote repo using rpm

This command (from the install page for Varnish 3.x): rpm --nosignature -i http://repo.varnish-cache.org/redhat/varnish-3.0/el6/noarch/varnish-release/varnish-release-3.0-1.el6.noarch.rpm appears ...
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find * looks for a file named “*” on Debian but not on RHEL

Where is the difference? Do these distributions handle something differently? Or does the configuration vary? What do I have to compare and adjust? I would prefer find * not to match the wildcard ...
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Globbing with * in Bash - Debian vs RHEL [closed]

Where is the difference? Do these distributions handle globbing differently? Platforms: Debian Wheezy 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Bash is always used. In my example, cat prints every file in /etc ...
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Java plugin not working with FireFox 24.3.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10

In the about:plugin tab, there is not Java plugin. I have created the symbolic link as suggested. The output of the 'ls -al' command is: lrwxrwxrwx 1 shehab shehab 58 Jun 4 11:21 libnpjp2.so -> ...
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How should I download Red Hat Enterprise Linux? [closed]

I am aware that Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is not free, that is, Red Hat charges money for the support it gives for RHEL, and I am also aware of the Fedora project of Red Hat. But I want to ...
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Building rtmpdump on RHEL x86 without yum and no root rights

I have an ssh connection to a RHEL x86 machine, and I can't use yum and I don't have root rights. Is there a way to still install rtmpdump? By looking at this tutorial, it seems that installing ...
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RHEL5/6/7 : If NM_CONTROLLED is not set what is the default value?

If /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/eth0 does not include any NM_CONTROLLED setting on a RHEL-based distribution, what's the default behaviour? Is there any difference in the default setting between ...
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Command similar to netstat -np but grouped by state and PID?

Is there a command similar to netstat -np but grouped by state and PID? I'd like to know the current count of server connections in a particular state grouped by Programs. similar to, 102 squid ...
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IPtables reset on reboot, how do I tell what is causing this

Using RHEL, and I have had some "Cyber Security" people work on my server. I'm now using this server in a completely closed environment with no outward network connection, and would like my iptables ...
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What commands are available in the %pre section of a Kickstart file on CentOS?

Environment: CentOS 5.5 and 6.4 I have a request to analyze the hardware before installation to make sure our customers don't install our software on sub-standard server hardware. For example, ...
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routing based on source IP [closed]

Is it possible to configure routing based on source ip? For example, if I have source IP 10.0.0.0, then all the traffic will go via the specific interface or would be sent to specific default gateway. ...
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php-mysql not working

I'm running on RHEL6. I have installed php and php-mysql. <?php phpinfo(); ?> is working perfectly. But I can't connect to MySQL is there a way to confirm that php-mysql is not working on my ...
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How do I set my samba share to allow guest users to view all folders and sub folders, including new and old

I currently have a samba share set up on RHEL, that allows any user to write to the root folder. I'm unable to write to the sub folders/files. I have run: chcon -R -t samba_share_t ...
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Why am I getting an error: “Failed to open '/dev/st0'” when extracting an archive with bsdtar?

I installed bsdtar from source (from the libarchive website) because I could not find an rpm nor a package in yum. I'm able to see bsdtar's help message. For example: $ bsdtar --help First option ...
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yahoo messenger for linux

I want to install the latest version of yahoo messenger in RHEL5 & FEDORA. Is that possible? Where to get it and how do I install it?
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Iptables in linux

Please explain me the use of bold character below iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 443 -m state --state NEW,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT -A -i -p -m state --state -j
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installing own Git Server, push code after granted permission

I'm trying to install a Git Server in a RedHat 6.5 box I'm folowing this tutorials : 1,2,3, and to be honest the more I read the more things get obscure. If I'm to create a git user wich will be ...
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RHEL 6.5 won't boot after loading APF firewall

We have an RHEL 6.5 system which boots to the point of loading APF firewall and then just hangs indefinitely. The console shows the following: ... Loading autofs4: [OK] Starting automount: [OK] ...
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What do all the letters and numbers in a Red Hat RPM version number mean e.g. openssl-devel-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.1?

What do all the letters and numbers in the rpm name openssl-devel-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.1 mean? I recognize the openssl-devel-0.9.8e part because that's the same number applied by the developement team at ...
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Is there any alternative to genext2fs in RHEL?

I am tryting to make initrd file system following [this tutorial][1] My host system is RHEL 6 64 bit. I am unable to get the required command: genext2fs No rpm is available for it, neither ...
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Compiling for Red Hat 5.9

I need to compile a C++ application to run on Red Hat 5.9, but I don't have access to a development server that runs Red Hat 5.9. My current executable compiled on Ubuntu 10.04 produces the error ...
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objdump Vs sh4-linux-objdump

I need this command (sh4-linux-objcopy) in RHEL 6. I could not find the package by yum install , neither there is a corresponding rpm. Here is how I want to use it: sh4-linux-objdump -h vmlinux | ...
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git 1.9 and yum groupinstall “Development Tools”

I was reading that installing unofficial repositories in RedHat was not a good idea. So I was trying to install NodeJS on the RH Server and I saw that the git version was 1.7.1. Our team is using 1.9 ...
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yum install PHP Error Summary

so I'm following this tutorial to install php5 in a red hat 6.5 box and I have only type one command and is this one below, I just wantend to install the php-gd module.(testing..) when I try this: ...
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Installing PCRE 32bit on RHEL 5 - resolving dependency for apache 2.4 install

I need to install Apache 2.4 32bit version on RHEL 5. I am not installing 64bit apache because the application running on the RHEL5 machine needs apache 32bit (or that's what I thinks because of the ...
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How to install mysql-server 5.6 on RHEL 5.8 (when MySQL-server 5.0 is already installed)

I want to install mysql-server 5.6 on RHEL 5.8, but when trying rpm -i or rpm -Uvh it complains that I already have version 5.0 on there. I am happy to replace, upgrade or install another instance. ...
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Why does “yum update” fails with many duplicates, after many months of no upgrades?

After many months (> 6) of no software upgrades, I logged into an EC2 instances running: Linux version 2.6.32-358.23.2.el6.x86_64 (mockbuild@x86-022.build.eng.bos.redhat.com) (gcc version 4.4.7 ...
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Postfix does not respond after “Mail From”

I have a VPS with Linux on it, and Plesk. The /proc/version file has (Red Hat 4.4.6-4) in it. The mailer is Postfix, but it isn't working, if I telnet in to port 25: I Get the banner I do HELO I ...
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How to check physical device contents

I got a server with 2 hard drives. I would like to know what is on 2nd drive. How would I list all contents on physical device ? lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT xvda 202:0 0 ...
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Connecting remotely to Red Hat [closed]

so I've done this tutorials http://nearlydeaf.com/?p=1122 http://golubev.org/?p=73 also installed minimal version of gnome in Redhat my firewall is open on port 3389 and then trying to connect ...
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Can a RHEL 6.4 DS sync with a CentOS 5.4 DS

I have two CentOS 5.4 Directory Servers that sync information on a daily bases. I'm wanting to replace them with two RHEL 6.4 Directory Servers. Before the existing two are decommissioned all four ...
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Remotely work on Red Hat Box

So we're working on a project and currently,have the need to edit/save files remotely on a Red Hat box. We are accessing this files mainly with sublime-text. So we are trying to figure out what is the ...
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Can iptables be used to monitor TCP timeouts/resets system-wide?

I'm trying to determine if an application's connection to a database is internal to the application or due to a networking event. This seems like something netfilter would have system-wide visibility ...
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Not Getting standard boot countdown screen in Dualboot (Linux 6.2 & Windows 8)

Problem I have installed (Dual Booted) Red Hat 6.2 on a Windows machine ,In windows boot manager it is not showing Linux ,its only showing windows 8 . I am pressing arrow keys but only windows 8 is ...
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Can't boot into single user mode

I hosed my login (bad script /etc/profile.d) and I can't SSH into my system or boot it into single. I append " single" to the end of the kernel boot parameters and it just keeps booting like normal. ...
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shall we rerun `createrepo` after copying new files in repositry

I have a repository installed. I wanted to update that repository with new rpm files. Can I rerun createrepo command on this repository for updating my new available files to servers?
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IPTables allow NTP Time Server

I am new to IPTables. I have an existing config that seems to work well. I am not sure I know how to add NTP to the rule Chain RH-Firewall-1-INPUT correctly. My goal is to add an additional rule to ...
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(nologin) root and id X re-spawning

Today I faced a strange issue on one of the test server. Server was set to Runlevel 5. But it didnt work and system changed to runlevel 3. It was showing "init: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled ...
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Do I compile Ubuntu Source code on Red Hat System?

If we install the Red Hat System then can we compile the other distros of linux on the Red Hat server system? If so, please provide me the tutorials and links.
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Language bar in RHEL 6

I'm having a problem with the language bar specifically in RHEL 6.5. I need the following: Language bar on the panel with either 2-letter code or a flag Switch languages with Caps Lock, optionally ...