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

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why can't I install packages with rpm? I get “transaction lock”

I'm having problems with yum and I am trying to re-install it. I've download yum.3.2.0-40-el6.centos.noarch.rpm. When I try: $ rpm -ivh yum.3.2.0-40-el6.centos.noarch.rpm I get: error: can't ...
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yum translation of rpm -Uvh

I'm trying to understand what yum version of rpm -Uvh is. I found this question about that command and yum, but it doesn't have what I'm looking for. Looking at --help, would this be the equivalent of ...
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How do you separate /bin and /sbin when making an RPM?

I'm trying to make a redis RPM using fpm When I run the following commands, all binaries are installed to /tmp/installdir/usr/local/bin cd /tmp/redis2-8 PREFIX=/tmp/installdir/usr/local/ make ...
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Public key problem when installing ovirt on aws

I started an instance on AWS with centos 6.4. I ran the following two commands: $ yum localinstall http://resources.ovirt.org/releases/ovirt-release.noarch.rpm $ yum -y install ovirt-engine I got ...
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Why is “dir-or-file-in-usr-local” an error rather than a warning?

I'm building some rpm packages and checking for standards and style conformance using rpmlint. The packages are specific to systems at my place of work and they won't get pushed upstream. Our ...
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Can I use grep matches to execute command? CentOS

I need to upgrade php from 5.3 to 5.4. I've installed it with rpm. I want clean install: delete all 5.3 packages, and install all necessary 5.4. Here is the command to see all installed packages: rpm ...
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How to decide what to mention in .spec file 'Requires: ' filed

I am new in building rpm package.For Creating RPM for my binary I have following dependancies: [tejas@target]$ ldd exe linux-vdso.so.1 => (0x00007fff85bff000) libQtWebKit.so.4 => ...
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Centralized package management for RPM based distro

We have about 6 servers under Linux CentOS. And I want to have possibility to view (best will be some web-interface, but console-only useful too) outdated packages, which can be updated and have all ...
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Where are RPM postinstall scripts located?

I have found a bug in an RPM that I have been provided. rpm -qp --scripts foo.rpm > /tmp/badscript cat /tmp/badscript postinstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh): ... if [ 'some bug' == true ].... I ...
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Linux Fedora 20: how do I deal with “ import read failed(2)”?

I have been struggling to get yum to work when trying to install emacs in my recent installation of Fedora 20, and posted the question, on this site. "How can I get yum and the internet browser to ...
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rpm query does not give complete provided capabilities (commands)

For example, I know /usr/sbin/agetty is provided by the util-linux package with the following command: $ rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/sbin/agetty util-linux-2.24.1-1.fc20.x86_64 Then I would like to ...
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Can I Install packages on live linux os?

I want to install some more software on sabayon live and they should be remained in USB for later use. Can I install packages on live Linux OS?
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unpack and patch source rpm (rpmbuild -bp) safely

I want to unpack source RPM and apply patches to the upstream source. What is almost OK for me is rpm -i mypkg-*.src.rpm cd ~/rpmbuild rpmbuild -bp SPECS/mypkg.spec # frolic in BUILD/mypkg My ...
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Always getting “not a symbolic link” message, while installing any package

When I am installing any package in my centos 6.0 system, by yum or rpm, I always getting /sbin/ldconfig: /usr/lib64/libreadXMLnew.so.1 is not a symbolic link message. There is never a problem in ...
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RPM: Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found on Centos 6 with CUPS 1.7.1

Trying to install CUPS 1.7.1 on Centos 6.5 via RPM, I use: # rpmbuild -ta cups-1.7.1-source.tar.bz2 --without dbus --without libusb1 but stops with below error: Checking for unpackaged file(s): ...
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sbt running but can't see on port 9000 centos 6.5

After downloading the sbt.rpm (version 0.13.1) and installing with yum it appears to be running successfully but when I go to http://mysite.com:9000 it's not found. Here is some of the output after ...
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Issue with yum - error in importing one of the python modules

I am trying to install rpm package on CentOS 6 using yum install command, but getting folowing error There was a problem importing one of the Python modules required to run yum. The error leading to ...
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specify PREFIX location when running make

I need to install redis 2.8.x into a specific directory so I can later use fpm to create an rpm. From my research, it seems that this should be possible by using make PREFIX= mkdir /tmp/installdir ...
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Install RPM file on Arch Linux?

I want to install sqldeveloper from Oracle on Arch Linux. The only Linux download option is RPM. I am not interested in using arch repositories to install sqldeveloper. I can only use what the vendor ...
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Error: requested datatype primary not available

By the error I can't install any packages. And also I can't update to the latest version. I don't know what to do now. Any help much appreciated. Error: requested datatype primary not available ...
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Depsolving for php-pecl-zip

I'm having trouble getting rid of my depsolving errors, and I've been left to figure this one out on my own. It all started when I wanted to upgrade from PHP 5.2 to PHP 5.3 (heaven forbid), and I was ...
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Installing ack on cpanel

I need to install ack on an instance of whm/cpanel (I have root access as it is a VPS) but I have not found any information on how to do that. I tried to install it using the WHM RPM manager, but the ...
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How To Locate Dependencies Needed by RPM Packages

I am trying to deal with keeping our RHEL 5 server patched up, but also dealing with our security constraints. This particular server is not allowed to talk to the Internet. So yum isn't really an ...
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Why does `make install` not produce an rpm?

A little Preface: I'm unable to copy+paste between my Windows PC and a Linux machine that I'm viewing through VNC Viewer and yes the Share Clipboard option is enabled in VNC Settings. Thus I came ...
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RPM specfile for C/C++ project: how do I know how to fill in Requires and BuildRequires fields?

I have several C/C++ projects with sources and makefiles and I'm trying to pack them into rpms. Defining the dependencies for the created packages has become a problem for me. Concretely I need to ...
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What problems should I expect when adding a CentOS yum repository to RHEL?

I've added the CentOS 6 Updates yum repository to my RHEL 6.4 machine. That's because RHEL doesn't ship with the php-snmp package - and the easiest one to find is on the CentOS site. Anyways, this ...
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How can I find out where an RPM came from?

I have an RPM that is sitting on a server I inherited. On the server is an RPM that is needed for one of the applications that it runs. xmlrpc-epi-0.54.2-1.x86_64.rpm Rather than using this ...
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Uninstall JDK rpm to reinstall

Where do I find the JDK install to uninstall? @terdon had explained using an rpm type download so it would be easier to uninstall, but I cannot find it.
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Rebuilding RPM results in “invalid numeric value”

I am attempting to add some config changes to Bash and repackage it as an RPM in CentOS x86. This is not something I've done before, so I'm at the mercy of info I've found around the internet. I am ...
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How to handle a mass rpmbuild for a new distribution?

How could I define and initiate a mass rpmbuild for a coresystem of a new distro? Which requisites beyond rpmbuild-dir are needed?
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What does rpm -H do?

I came across someone's RPM command that wrote: rpm -ivH .... and then noticed that option -H is not documented anywhere. Command rpm -H no longer works with newer version of rpm, however it runs ...
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What does the line $(rpm -E %fedora) mean?

I'm trying to add a new repository to my Fedora and was asked to introduce the following command: su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck ...
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Looking for the path of a particular file provided by a particular rpm in a spec

I want to know the path of apxs provided by httpd-devel, on a machine that might have other copies of apxs, that would be resolved by which first. I can be reasonably confident this command will work: ...
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Error while trying to create RPM for java app

I'm new to RPM packaging and I got stuck for quite a long time and cannot find root cause of the problem. I'm not quite sure I fully understand the concept of BuildRoot in the spec file. My RPM ...
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What's .deb and .rpm and how is it different from .msi?

What are these file formats and how do they differ from the .msi format in Windows? Also what are the pros and cons of these package management schemes?
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rpmbuild library register for 'requires'

Big Picture: I am building an in-house rpm for a customized php. I build an rpm which works, but generate library requirements that I can't seem to meet without using 'nodeps', which I want to avoid ...
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How to rebuild /etc/cron.d on CentOS?

I installed an RPM on a CentOS machine that was supposed to merge its own files contained in a /etc/cron.d structure with the current /etc/cron.d. However it replaced the current contents. I believe ...
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Centos 6.4. building rpm for cups 1.7

I try to build rpm from source by running rpmbuild -ta cups-1.7.0-source.tar.gz --without dbus but get Processing files: cups-1.7.0-1.x86_64 error: File not found: ...
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How do I patch an rpm in SLES and automatically rebuild it when updates are available?

I applied a patch to a source RPM, built it and installed the resulting package. All good. But now every time the package gets updated, it gets overwritten with the unpatched version from the official ...
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Using zypper, how can I remove all packages installed from a specific repository?

Say I've added a repository using zypper ar. Then, I've gone and installed multiple packages from that repository, but now I want to remove all of them. Is there a command that allows me to remove ...
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How do I find out which RPM was used to install PHP?

I have PHP installed on a server and I'd like to know which RPM it was build off of (webtatic or remi). How do I find this out. Also, how would I find out if and when that changed?
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TexLive and RHEL 6 — can I install 2011 *in addition* to 2007?

Our environment is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. By default, RHEL 6 comes with a version of TexLive from 2007. A user would like one of the extensions to TexLive ("PDFTex") to be updated. From ...
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CentOS installation rpms 5.5 vs. 6.4

I am migrating from CentOS 5.5 to 6.4 and have a custom installation that installs specific RPMs. The problem I running into is that some RPMs from CentOS 5.5 are no longer in the 6.4 distribution, ...
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Installing mono on open suse

I'm trying to install mono on my open suse linux. I downloaded the latest rpm packages from the mono page and tried to install the mono-core package with the --test attribute rpm -ivh --test ...
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Editing Spec file in RPM

I'm trying to edit a spec file which always fails when I try to install it on other computer using RPM. I'm using CentOS. Here is the error. error: Failed dependencies: perl(ActsUtil) is needed by ...
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Upgrading Red Hat 9 (Shrike) kernel manually

I am following the instructions here on how to manually perform a kernel upgrade in Red Hat. The current Kernel RPM's are: kernel-2.4.20-8 kernel-headers is not installed kernel-ibcs is not ...
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RPM: failed jre dependency, even though that JRE version is installed

I am trying to install a package, and it fails reporting a missing dependency: # rpm -ivh * error: Failed dependencies: jre >= 1.7.0 is needed by Tomcat-7.0.37-1.noarch At the same time, ...
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Build bash (or alternate linux package) with custom binary/doc name

I am trying to build Bash 4.2 as an RPM package for use on Enterprise Linux 5 systems, which come by default with 3.2.25. This works successfully, however, I want both versions to co-exist on the ...
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CentOS 6 and Fedora Repositories

I did a Google search and couldn't find the specific answer to my questions. I know CentOS and Fedora are extremely similar. Would a Fedora repository (i.e. ...
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Yum user temp files (/var/tmp/yum*) fills up with repo data

On my rhel6 system, non-sudo users can do yum check-update. Files are then placed in /var/tmp/yum[user]*/ . The repodata there gets quite large. Can I: Configure the location? Configure yum so it ...