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Should reposync download repodata?

I am using reposync on an RHN repo. It downloads the RPMs find but doesn't download repodata. I know I can run createrepo, but I'd like to keep group install info. Is this nornmal behavior? If so, ...
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Screen capture application for RHEL6.5

I need some screen capture application for RHEL6.5 and tried few ways to get one but failed. yum install gnmoe-utils and got: Reading Local RPMDB rpmdb time: 0.000 Setting up Install Process ...
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How to install glibc version that corresponds to GCC 4.4 on RHEL5

We have a program with executables built on RHEL6 using GCC4.4 and we need to run it on RHEL5.5. But RHEL5.5, by default does not have the necessary version of glibc. Has anyone faced such an issue ...
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How to force change linux password even if similar as previous

I am trying to change my current password in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.10 (Tikanga) but it says my new password is too similar. Is there any way to force change ? $ passwd Changing ...
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Linux server rebooted automatically

I'm not sure whether due to high load or for some other reason my Linux box seems to get auto rebooted. No cron job is configured. Below is the output from /var/log/message. What can be the reason of ...
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Root is receiving “operation not permitted” error when trying to move a a users .bash_profile

This are the permissions on the RHEL5 machine: [root@server1 belmin]# ls -la | egrep '\.(bash_profile)?$' drwx------ 9 belmin belmin 4096 Sep 16 14:29 . drwxr-xr-x 40 root root 4096 ...
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Process ownership on linux changes to root when the user tries to kill the process

We have a bunch of RHEL machines which all run an application binary that is owned by root and has SUID set. Let's say user X starts the application, the process starts with PPID 1, since SUID is set ...
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yum install wireshark-gnome [on hold]

I tried using command yum install wireshark-gnome to install wireshark on RedHat 6.3. And I make sure the network is ok. But it fails cause by below prompt. Loaded plugins: product-id, security, ...
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Init script to run a script as specific user

/apps/data/service/bin/startup.sh This is the script i want to be executed during RHEL booting. I want it to be run in runlevel 3 only. And i want this script to be started as specific user, ...
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Possible to install Linux RHEL completely offline?

The documentation on Linux RHEL seems to assume you have a connected machine and will be installing through that connection. I need to set up RHEL completely offline using CD-ROMs only (no USB). Is ...
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/etc/logrotate.conf “/var/log/btmp” want to replace digit script [on hold]

I want to replace with script.. rotate 77 "/var/log/btmp" in /etc/logrotate.conf weekly rotate 99 create dateext include /etc/logrotate.d /var/log/wtmp { monthly create 0600 root utmp ...
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Movie Player requires additional plugins to decode this file

I'm using RHEL 6 .Newbie to Linux. I'm unable to play the video using Movie Player. It shows an error, Movie Player requires additional plugins to decode this file. The following plugins are required ...
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how to have root partition LVM for RHEL 5.8 64 bit on AWS EC2

I am new to this and I have to create a RHEL 5.8 Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in which the root partition should be a logical volume. I know how to create a data partition as a logical volume but am not ...
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Can anything useful be done with a truncated core?

We have processes written in a mix of Python, Java and C++ that core dump from time to time. They allocate more memory in chunks as needed during runtime, and are known to crash when their allocation ...
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RHEL:Change Screen Resolution of Virtual Console

I am working on a RHEL 6.3 Workstation. And the monitor is a HD AOC Monitor. Problem I am facing is whenever this machine starts up, it runs with maximum screen resolution. It is a big screen and ...
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.bashrc and .bash_profile not executed [closed]

I'm running RHEL5. I added simple alias command into ~/.bashrc. When I start a new terminal, nothing happens but source ~/.bashrc works so I know the syntax is correct. I also ...
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Rhel7: telnet: no route to host

I have installed RHEL7 GA version, and installed the xinetd and telnet packages. But when I am trying to telnet from another host to RHEL 7 its giving this error: Trying 10.235.x.x... telnet: connect ...
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What happens when Redhat says: “no more RHEL clones!”

I mean that ex.: CentOS, and Scientific-Linux are the "exact copies" of Redhat Linux. If Redhat would say one day: "I don't allow Redhat clones from now on, I will modify the licence", then what would ...
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Install RHEL 5.7S on machine with 4TB disks

I'm getting errors about GPT when installing OS using kickstart. The Dell R720 has 8x 600GB SAS. I can't figure out what to configure in BIOS and kickstart file. In BIOS, there're boot options of ...
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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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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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I opened a port with iptables but still doesnt work

I have a CentOS installation as a guest VM with VirtualBox. I have two ethernet interfaces, eth0 with NAT and DHCP, and eth1 with Host-only adaptor and static IP. I have oracle installed in this ...
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Get KERN_DEBUG messages into syslog on rhel7/centos7?

I've been trying to get KERN_DEBUG messages logged to a file in centos7, but have had no luck. I can get them just fine from "dmesg," but not /var/log/messages or /var/log/dmesg Here's a MWE kernel ...
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What files does authconfig modify on RHEL?

I am trying to allow RHEL to use login accounts that are created on the system, but use the passwords from Active Directory. I have seen someone use: authconfig \ --enablekrb5 \ ...
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Using nohup to keep a script running indefinitely

I am very new to Linux and I've only been using it to SSH to my web server using Putty. The issue I am having is this: Basically I've got 2 php scripts. One get_tweets.php constantly listens for ...
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Remote connection to RedHat virtual machine from other PCs in the network

I have installed a virtual machine RHEL 6.1 using Oracle Virtual Box on my Windows 7 Computer. I have set the network options to Bridged adapter mode, my host Computer (Win-7) is connected on my home ...
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Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal

I'm trying to set up automatic SSH hopping through a server which doesn't have nc. This works from the command line: ssh -A gateway ssh steve@target (I have added my public key to the SSH agent). ...
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What is the difference between the whatis and apropos commands?

CentOS 6.3 / RHEL 6.3 Can someone please explain the difference between the whatis command and the apropos command? I noticed that both appear to be installed by default and I'm not sure what the ...
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How do I determine if the linux password was changed?

I'm developing an application which is distributed on a VM. The default password is always the same, but it's hash in /etc/shadow changes with every release. How can I programmatically (e.g., from a ...
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Gnome Shell shortcut directly to Workspace List overlay?

Is there a way in Gnome Shell to define a shortcut that will bring up the Overview such that the Workspace List is already showing and available for clicking -- similar to the viewport selector in ...
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disabling ctrl-alt-del and /etc/init

My OS is RHEL 6.2 I disable Ctrl+Alt+Del by changing in /etc/init/control-alt-del.conf the line exec /sbin/shutdown -r now "Control-alt-del pressed" by exec /bin/true I'll be testing it next ...
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Working with Hebrew text in Redhat [closed]

I'm trying to view Hebrew text in my putty terminal, but I keep seeing those squares instead of text (see pic). Things I've done so far but didn't work: edited /etc/sysconfig/il8n and changed ...
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Oracle 11g R2 on Redhat 6

I have a Solaris background, and I am new in RHEL, and I want to install Oracle 11g on it. I downloaded Oracle documentation, that illustrate how to install it for RHEL 6. The following or later ...
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Yum update shows “Killed”

When I update my RHEL with yum update commend, it list all update packages, and after I hit Y for yes, got following response. Running rpm_check_debug Running Transaction Test Transaction ...
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Do we need to enable G++ on RHEL 6.1

I have RHEL6.1 but I can't compile using g++, when I execute g++, I get the below : -bash: g++: command not found so I assume I don't have g++ but I do have gcc installed. When I run gcc -v. I ...
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Tried changing to static ip in RedHat 6.5 using VMWare. Unable to access the internet now

I followed resources on the internet to assign static ip address for RedHat 6.5 installation in VMWare. I am unable to access the internet after that. My terminal output of the files I changed are as ...
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Set internet connection order or preference

I have SL 6.3 installed on two machines. Machine A is a workstation and has two interface eth0 and wlan0. Using eth0, it is connected to Machine B (public facing server) with static IP address. Both ...
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install latest gcc on rhel 6 x86_64

I have an RHEL 6 server with gcc version 4.4.7. I wanted to update the gcc version (I think the current one is 4.8). Yum update doesn't work. Also, SO answers for a similar question on CentOS does not ...
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Unable to uninstall an rpm on RHEL6

I'm trying to remove a package from a system I am responsible for. Everytime I try it fails, though. The error it give is Error in PREUN scriptlet in rpm package vmware-open-vm-tools-xorg-utilities ...
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CheckInstall on CentOS

I am attempting to make CheckInstall on a clean version of CentOS however I am having difficulty, I receive the following error: [root@host checkinstall-1.6.2]# make for file in ...
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Why is yum not installing my softwares on RHEL 6 ?

I am trying to install avr-gcc using yum on a RHEL 6. But I get this error. [root@xilinx etc]# yum install avr-gcc Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin There was an error parsing the RHN ...
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CHROOT: Unable to copy files to jailed users directory from local machine using WINSCP

I've setup a chroot environment for one of my users called client on my system. I'm using WINSCP to connect to my server from my machine using public key authentication. Everything works fine, I can ...
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Installation of QEMU, GCC for ARM in RHEL

We are setting up a lab which has the QEMU system to emulate an ARM processor and run assembly programs. The lab is currently setup with the host operating system as Ubuntu. We are migrating the lab ...
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Mounting Windows share on startup without storing password in plain text

I have the following in my /etc/fstab on a Red Hat 5 system: //share/folder /mnt/folder cifs username=<my username>,password=<my password>,ro,soft,nounix Can I replace this with ...
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how to enable mcrypt in php5.5 with rhel6.5

i am using rhel6 OS with php5 But i am unable to add mcrypt extension for php5. Lots of Google but doesn't find any solution. [root@lav6 modules]# locate mcrypt.so /usr/lib64/libmcrypt.so ...
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Can you create a volumegroup in LVM that all the Logical volumes created under it will be thin provisioned?

I would like to know if it is possible to create a volumegroup in LVM that all the Logical volumes created under it will be thin provisioned? This will be used on RHEL 6 which does include thin ...
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yum installs an old version of cmake

For some reason when I run yum to get cmake it will install an older version. Could it be because my repo list is not complete? I'm on CentOS 6 using a minimal desktop install from the non-net install ...
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What does eno mean in network interface name 'eno16777736' for CentOS 7 or RHEL 7?

Under consistent network device naming scheme, what does 'eno' stand for in network interface name 'eno16777736' for CentOS 7 or RHEL 7?
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Why do I have to stop/restart cups in redhat linux in order to use a custom filter?

A colleague wrote a filter utility for me in ruby that allows me to print barcodes from a textfile. (The filter replaces @{blah} with the proper PCL and a barcode checksum character so that "blah" ...
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How can I make the eth1 up and always available for remote access, where eth0 will be used for host to host IPSec VPN?

I am running Amazon EC2 instance with Red hat enterprise linux, where I have two network interface. Now: eth0 is currently active having public ip where I am remotely logged in via SSH, to ...