RPM is a package management system intended primarily for Linux distributions.

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When to use arch vs. noarch when building RPMs?

Preface By building RPMs I do not mean compiling from source code. I purely mean taking a tar or a 'zip' file with source code or binaries and repackaging it as a RPM. I've been building RPMs from ...
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How to find through scripts that peer-to-peer file-sharing applications are installed in Linux?

We want to find out whether there is any peer-to-peer file sharing is installed on Linux machine. Some examples of these applications include - Napster Kazaa ARES Limewire IRC Chat Relay BitTorrent ...
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rpm --verify does not inform about missing file

I noticed there is a missing file in the MySQL installation in a RHEL server. I want to know if there are more missing files so I tried to use rpm --verify (or rpm -V), however it doesn't output ...
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How to corrupt rpmdb?

Yes, You read it right i actually want to corrupt RPMDB for testing purpose. I tried Googling it but all i got was to, how to rebuild it. So at last i tried rpm --rebuilddb and killed the process ...
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RPM build check-rpaths error 0x0001

While building my custom rpm package using the below mentioned command rpmbuild -v -bb test.specs I get the below error, + /usr/lib/rpm/check-rpaths /usr/lib/rpm/check-buildroot ...
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Iterating over an array in a shell script

I want to write code that reads a list of packages from an array and tells me whether the corresponding RPM is installed: ARRAY=( pkg-config python python-devel python-libs readline renderproto ...
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I have an RPM, and want to create an online repo

I have an rpm, a specific version of Spotify for Fedora, that is publicly available in a repository[1]. What can I do so that I will create a repository of mine(preferably in github) that will have ...
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RPM Requires group

During RPM installation under the Requires section of my spec file how do I install a group of things? For instance: Requires: Developer Tools which will pull from yum because I execute this like ...
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Getting Error in Dependency Resolution during installing vlc media player on centos7?

I was trying to install vlc on centos7 using yum install vlc as root user, But didn't succeed. I think previously I install wrong repository. I am getting following error. Following is only part ...
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rpm package not updating as I update the spec file

I have some statement the %post section of my rpm spec file of the form echo "printing A" I updated the spec file to make it "printing B" but the new rpms I'm creating still echo "printng A" What ...
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Extract tree from cpio archive

I have an RPM contaning files in ./var/lib which I need to extract onto my filesystem on a Debian machine. I'm trying to do this: rpm2cpio myrpm.rpm | cpio -ivd ./var/lib Nothis is extracted. If I ...
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How to convert Fedora rpm file to Centos7 rpm

I new in Linux and specific in installation of rpm files I have src.rpm file rt-4.2.10-2.fc21.src.rpm (fc21 is meant for fedora) and wanna install this file on Centos 7 . How can do it and if source ...
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extract/unpack archive file from rpm binary file on %post

I'm creating an rpm for a php web application. And I need to run a php file on %post. But before I can do that, I need to unpack the archive file from the rpm file to execute the php file on %post, on ...
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How to choose system user ID for custom packages (RedHat & compatible)?

How should I choose the proper uid (or gid) for system users being created in a custom .rpm package? The user will be used to run a daemon non-root. I think it's not acceptabe to let adduser choose ...
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Package file without .rpm or .tar.gz… What to do?

I'm busy installing ELK package on a few RHEL6 servers, but we have two mail servers which are still RHEL5 i386 servers. So I go to https://www.elastic.co/downloads/logstash and downloaded the Linux ...
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Why I can't update the source rpm?

I have following 2 packages installed on a Redhat Enterprise 7.0 instance bind-license-9.9.4-14.el7_0.1.noarch bind-libs-lite-9.9.4-14.el7_0.1.x86_64 The "repoquery -i" command tells me that the ...
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Changing manifest values in RPM built with FPM

I'm using the delightfully–named Effing Package Manager (FPM) to build RPMs and DEBs for a project. After publishing the generated RPM with createrepo, I noted the following lines in the generated ...
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RPM install add yum repository

Is it possible to add a yum repository as part of the Requires field on an RPM spec file? For instance: Requires: my_custom.repo, software.xyz (only available in my_custom.repo) If not what is the ...
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Dependencies problems installing VNC Server in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5

I'm triying to install VNC Server in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5. I have the .rpm of VNC Server, but it has a depedency with xterm, which I have the .rpm too. Trying to install xterm ...
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Is it ok to install CentOS rpm in fedora?

I want to try gitlab community edition in my fedora laptop. From the downloads page, it has binary packages for Ubuntu and CentOS 6 and CentOS 7. Which one should I be installing in fedora(release 21) ...
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How to install rpm

I have CentOS-6 and rpm and yum installed on it. The problem is that I had make utility on my system, but somehow it got uninstalled. Now, i want to install make with 'yum install', then I get ...
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Extracting Source RPMs in debian

I have a source RPM from which I would like to extract the source as closely as possible to "apt-get source PACKAGE". What are the available methods to do this?
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Repackage RPM with kernel

I am tinkering with CentOS 5.4 and upgrading the kernel to the latest 2.6.18 build 402. What I need to do is to rebuild the initrd to include a modified init script, then repackage it all into an RPM ...
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Clone Python from one linux machine to another

I want to run some of my python scripts on my new Linux (Centos 6.5) machine that I developed on another Linux machine (also Centos 6.5). But my problem is that my new machine is not having internet ...
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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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get the apache document root using shell script [duplicate]

I am creating an RPM and in the pre stage, I want to determine apache's document root so I can copy the web application files there. First, I check if apache is installed. If apache is installed, the ...
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get the apache document root using shell script

I am creating an RPM and in the pre stage, I want to determine apache's document root so I can copy the web application files there. First, I check if apache is installed. If apache is installed, ...
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Install rpm file from a server

I understand how to install an rpm from a given url. Example: RUN yum -y install http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm So that is the easy part. My question is, how do I do the ...
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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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How to fetch source iproute(2.6.32.130) not patches

I want to look at the source of below package. [root@ovs-1 ~]# rpm -qa | grep iproute iproute-2.6.32-130.el6ost.netns.3.x86_64 I tried to install the src rpm as below, it showing below error. ...
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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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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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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 find which repo does one rpm package belong to

How to know which repo does one rpm package belong to? I searched the yum manual, and I didn't find the option. And it is useless to use yum list installed.
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Where to find the RPM file of GIMP for installation?

I wanted to install GIMP just like installing it on Windows using the exe or msi file. Where can I find the RPM file so I can just issue the command rpm -ivh gimp-2.8.14-x86_64.rpm I like to ...
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Bash script problem in RPM postinstall

I created an rpm package that extract a Node.js project into a specific folder and then I created a postinstall script that cd into that folder and perform an "npm install --production" #!/bin/bash ...
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rpm -V inner workings

I have an rpm file that is used to install a package I made the package consists of java classes and shell scripts to run these java classes, in a .run file. So the rpm essentially only contains a ...
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Centos 7 boot up with custom kernel problem

I have installed centos 7 on virtualbox machine which has kernel-3.10.0-123.20.1.el7.x86_64. I am trying to build Linux kernel from kernel sources. I downloaded the kernel source files from: ...
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Where does zypper source-install put the sources?

When using a command like zypper source-install kwrite where does zypper install the sources to?
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Can I install ALL required rpm to run wine without root permission?

I am logged in on a redhat linux computer, and I don't have root permissions. I have tried running/installing wine on a folder using ./configure , which outputs: configure: error: X 32-bit ...
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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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Local installation of .rpms using YUM

I'm asking this question cautiously because I don't want to get this wrong. I have a program_name.rpm file saved locally on my server (CentOS 6.5). I have installed it previously just by navigating ...
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rpm -Uvh - How to replace modified config file

The question is a duplicate from Stackoverflow site I upgrade rpm package with rpm -Uvh command. Original and new configuration file is the same, but current file on disk has been changed. This ...
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upgrading Berkeley DB rpm in a Centos OS

I have a software which need Berkeley DB 4.5 or above. But in my CENTOS 5.11 x86_64 Server I have Package db4-4.3.29-10.el5_5.2.x86_64 already installed and latest version Package ...
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force zypper to install a specific ersion

i have my own personal repo with older versions of rpms in it. If i want to install boost-license version 1.36.0.11.17 i do the following zypper boost-license=1.36.0-11.17 this seems to be broken ...
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How can i download a rpm

I have a local repo that has some rpms in it. The repo xmls etc are up to date. When i find an rpm i dont have i want to be able to down load it, not install it obviously, and put that rpm into the ...
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RPM %install section

So, I am somewhat puzzled by the rpmbuild process. I'm now maintaining a slew of scripts previously created and while most work, there are enough differences between them that finding a consistent ...
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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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Make a rpm package from the cpan compatible tree?

I always make my perl module following the CPAN-complient tree. I would like to use this tree to create a rpm file I could install on a hundreth servers. Is it possible to make a rpm package with ...
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How to find out which package a user belongs to?

In Linux distributions, some packages create user accounts. How can I determine which package created a given user? I want to know specifically for Fedora and Ubuntu, but answers for other ...