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Nslookup: command not found error on RHEL/CentOS 7

During linux installation I selected "minimal" option: When I went to run the nslookup command to look up an IP address I got the error message nslookup: command not found as shown in the example ...
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Install 32-bit library packages on 64-bit rhel 6.2 during installation of os

I want full installation of rhel-server-6.2-x86_64. Within this setup, I want to install some of 32bit glibc packages before completion of installation, which already available in ...
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Is CentOS exactly the same as RHEL?

I'm sure this question has been asked again and again elsewhere (I did not find anything specific to CentOS vs RHEL in SE), but I would still like to ask and confirm a few specific points. I am well ...
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How to fix boot failure due to incorrect fstab?

It seems that I have added incorrect record to /etc/fstab: //servername/share /mnt/share cifs defaults,username=myuser 0 0 When I did mount -a, it asked user password to mount network ...
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Authconfig contiously rewriting the /etc/sysconfig/authconfig file, messing up Puppet run

I have been using this LDAP module for a long time in my Puppet environment. The module uploads these files to the RHEL-servers: /etc/openldap/openldap.conf /etc/pam_ldap.conf /etc/nsswitch.conf ...
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GDM will not start on boot, unable to login into graphical interface

I am running RHEL 5.8 . SELinux is enabled but in permissive mode. Here are some snippets from /var/log/messages on boot. kernel: type=1400 audit(1360613500.551:6): avc: denied { write } for ...
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How to install chrome on unregistered redhat

I can not install "Google Chrome" on my RedHat6 machine. I used the following command: yum -y install google-chrome-stable The following error occurs: This system is not registered to Red Hat ...
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Why VNC not showing actual Remote Desktop

Ok i installed vnc server on RHEL 5.9 and also installed Tightvnc viewer on windows 7 and from RHEL i started vncserver and assigned the password using vncpasswd. Then from tightvnc viewer i gave the ...
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What does the “-y” do in “yum -y groupinstall gnome”?

I've been googling and reading tutorials, but while the authors go into detail with all the things you can do with yum, no one ever mentions what the -y flag is for. I'm trying to automate this with ...
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Connect to Windows share from Red Hat machine via DNS name

We have a Windows share \\server1\share From a Red Hat machine, we can mount to the share without issue. We have setup a DNS pointer that points to server1 and is named production. From the Linux ...
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Flush Postfix mail queue

I'm running an old version of Postix (1.1.7) on my Red Hat Linux and I wanted to flush the e-mails from a specific recipient with postsuper, which comes with the postfix-perl-scripts package. However, ...
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tcpdump - capture trace in both directions on RHEL6

I am using redhat bonding and have identified my active interface as eth5. I am using Redhat 6.5 Server Here is my command: tcpdump -i eth5 src host actual_ip_address_of_external_client after ...
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Yum Corrupted on RHEL 6

I really need help. I am encountering the issue with my yum command. It seems to be exactly the same as the issue described on this site, Yum corrupted on CentOS 6.2, Problem importing one the python ...
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How to uninstall vmware-tools-foundation

So I am having lots of problems with this: Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum. ** Found 21 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), 'yum check' output follows: ...
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Why doesn't yum-builddep install all dependencies?

What worked for other packages, doesn't work for kernel. Why? First, sync: [git@dioptase SRPMS]$ ssh root@localhost yum-builddep /home/git/rpmbuild/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.32-431.el6.src.rpm Getting ...
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Linux for real time production server [closed]

I would like to know a linux OS for a real time 24x7 running production server. I have heard that RHEL is pretty stable & suitable for this type of usage. Now I would like to know how it is ...
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Some Ossec agents not able to communicate with OSSEC server

I have installed Ossec on one server and agents on some other servers running on Redhat. The issue is that some servers are able to communicate and send the logs to servers and others are in INACTIVE ...
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How to set Timeout for an ssh command and also get back the result of remote commands

I have a script that runs on bash, in an RHEL server that connects to thousands of nodes and returns with the values of some 5 executed commands - It collects info from RHEL Servers only. It works ...
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How can I maximise Netbeans window from the terminal?

I am on CentOS 6 and using VNCViewer to remote in to a box which has four monitors. The problem is VNCViewer won't allow me to click on the Netbeans Window "Maximise" square, top-right, so I can ...
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RHEL 7 (CentOS 7) security / ssh / sshd_config advise requested

I am not a sysadmin and try to create a more or less secure web server (LAMP based CentOS 7). I read several tutorials about setup an initial CentOS 7 droplet and got everything running fine. ...
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yum-builddep building the dependencies from source

My current way of building packages from srpm: cd ~/rpmbuild/SRPMS yumdownloader --source $p sudo yum-builddep *.src.rpm if some build deps not found, repeat the above steps for each of them ...
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RHEL 6.4: Openssl 1.0.0-27 libcrypto and libssl missing

I am trying to install znc IRC bouncer, which needs openssl libraries: Error: Package: znc-1.4-1.el6.x86_64 (epel) Requires: libcrypto.so.10(libcrypto.so.10)(64bit) Error: Package: ...
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Installing latest wireshark impossible?

It looks like installing a later version of wireshark is near impossible on redhat 6. I've searched the web extensively and can't find any questions where someone has said their issue was resolved. ...
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How could we allow non-root users to control a system.d service?

With sysvinit, a sudoers entry like this would suffice: %webteam cms051=/sbin/service httpd * This would allow for commands such as: sudo service httpd status sudo service httpd restart Now, ...
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How to add an item to the Applications menu?

How can I add an application to Applications > Internet in Gnome Desktop running on CentOS 6.4? Per this old Docs link, it suggests to edit /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu. How can I add ...
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Is anyone using Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Desktops or Workstations at home? [closed]

I consider using RHEL for my dissertation, on my Thinkpad T430. I've been using Linux (mostly Ubuntu, Debian) for the last decade but I'm curious about RHEL since it seems to be used a lot outside ...
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How do I resolve the url timeout error when running a yum command?

I'm trying to upgrade SVN 1.6 to 1.8. When I run the commands: yum install mod_dav_svn subversion I get the following error (after a short pause): ...
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Failed login notification at login

I have seen it before when you log into a Linux box wrong, when you do successfully log on, it notifies you that someone attempted to log on as you and didn't succeed. How is this accomplished? I ...
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NFS Mounting Error

From ServerA I shared directory /u001/app/oracle/FolderA and trying to mount this on SeverB under /media Contents of ServerA /etc/exports file /u001/app/oracle/FolderA ServerB(rw,sync) When I ...
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asking administrative permissions for remote console session while logging

Errot:to log on to this remote console session you must have administrative permissions on this computer. this error in specific Redhat system. from other systems its working.
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How to reset the Password for Web UI of Bacula

My colleague is on vacation and I need to configure bacula but I don't know the password for user. So I need to reset the password for user. What is the way to reset the password?
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Any concerns with using high UID numbers (3000+) on RHEL5+?

The legacy systems has UID numbers up until the low 2000s. In implementing a new user management system, I am looking into options to avoid UID collisions. One option is to just have a list of UIDs ...
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XFS increase size

How to increase data size at the expense of the other disk. xfs_growfs without param [from,to] increase. /dev/sda8 45695376 36341884 9353492 80% /data Disk /dev/sda: 128 GB Disk /dev/sdb: ...
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why redhat repository still offers 2-years old boost?

I"ve installed RHEL 7.1 which was just released (several weeks ago). I wonder that it still offers boost 1.53 which was released more than 2 years ago http://www.boost.org/users/history/ yum list | ...
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Conflicting answers regarding package from rpm, yum and repoquery

I have a few packages on a RHEL 6.5 system which exhibit the following puzzling behavior: The package is installed; rpm -q reports the package as installed; yum search shows that the package is ...
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How to enable systemd user sessions for remote logins on CentOS 7?

I am trying to enable systemd user sessions on my CentOS 7 server. All the pieces seem to be there, and I have also run loginctl enable-linger <user>, but I don't have a systemd user session (or ...
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Analyzing logs offsite, with a different computer

I have a computer deployed with no internet access. I have small windows in which to copy the log directory to a USB stick and analyze offsite. If I pull the logs off of a CentOS / RHEL system ...
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With SSH X11 forwarding (`ssh -X`), get `Can't open display` trying to run X applications

I'm able to login to sever using ssh -X Hostip but when i run the command xclock it give me this error Error: Can't open display: localhost:11.0 I check my Display value using echo $DISPLAY ...
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32-bit package from a repo that should only contain the 64 bit packages

Trying to a do install of some packages and it seems that it is trying to pull a 32-bit package from a 64-bit repo. Installing for dependencies: cyrus-sasl-lib i686 ...
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createrepo fails with headerRead failed message

I execute createrepo -v --update epel-dir/ and at package number 14173, the process fails with a Python stack trace complaining that: headerRead failed: Header sanity check: OK So, I thought ...
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How to merge config files interactively after “yum update”

After system packages are updated with "yum update", config files which could not be overwritten are not replaced, but we can find *.rpmnew files near by. By design system administrator must merge ...
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Do mpstat and iostat come standard with Linux RHEL 5.8?

Do command line utilities like mpstat and iostat come standard with the RHEL 5.8 machine? Or are they optional utilities which the user has to install manually, if required? I could find these ...
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Connection issues with KVM on RHEL6.5 to Licence Server

I currently have a RedHat 6.5 kvm running under a RedHat 6.5 host. I am attempting to make a connection to a Rational Apex licence server on the local network, however the connection times out before ...
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What are gpg-pubkey* packages?

I compared the packages list reported by RPM and YUM on a CentOS 6 and 7. I noticed the lists were slightly different (same issue with RHEL). See Listing installed packages with yum and rpm mismatch ...
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How to resolve issue of misconfigured vnc server on centos 7

While configuring vncserver in centos 7,the < USER >field in the vnc file gave me quite a bit of thoughts.whether it was to be replaced with the login name for accessing the ssh or some other ...
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Is it possible to convert RHEL to CentOS?

The software vendor that we used has always specified that we should load RHEL on servers we've bought to run their software however they did start to accept CentOS and even now prefer it on new ...
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Building a Read-Only Linux System With a Writable Layer in RAM

I have a requirement to boot RHEL 6.6/7.0 into read-only mode with a writable layer only in RAM. I believe this is similar to how live CDs work, in that the file system is read-only, but certain parts ...
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Installing python library matplotlib on RedHat for second python installation

I can't seem to find documentation on this. Matplotlib says to run: sudo yum install python-matplotlib which installs all the dependancies and this version of matplotlib successfully: ...
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Directory Server doing lookups on one ldap server and authintication on another ldap server

I have an old Centos Directory Server and a new 389 Directory Server. I don't want to use sssd at the moment so lets keep that suggestion off the table. I do the following my RHEL 6.4 servers: ...
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When exactly does tmpwatch clear out files I place in /tmp?

CentOS 6.x I'm confused on when exactly files I place in /tmp/ are deleted. /etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch has the following: #! /bin/sh flags=-umc /usr/sbin/tmpwatch "$flags" -x /tmp/.X11-unix -x ...