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Having problems updating after esx host problem

So I have a VM that had to be hard shutdown. I can't get the error to stop. CentOS 7.x latest [user@asm-dmz01 ~]$ sudo yum-complete-transaction --cleanup-only Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading ...
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How to verify if an rpm was installed from scratch or upgraded?

Today, we installed the following rpm's via yum on redhat version 5 # rpm -qa --last | head -10 kernel-headers-2.6.18-408.el5 Wed May 18 13:33:59 2016 ...
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rpm is installed / rpm is not installed issue

I've run into a bit of an issue with rpm on an Oracle Linux 6.5 box. I installed an RPM, and it appears to have installed successfully. However, now I am trying to remove it, but rpm says it's ...
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yum + how to remove unused rpm/patch on linux redhat

I am using yum to install a patch update on my RedHat Linux machine, Is it possible to use yum on different way in order to uninstall unused rpms/patches? My goal is to remove the unnecessary ...
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Binary file got corrupted after packaging

A quick overview, what I'm doing is bundling a nodejs application using enclose.js into a single binary, then using rpmbuild to turn the whole project with config files into a single package. ...
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How can I install a local RPM using only the local dependency RPM files?

In my CentOS machine (VirtualBox VM, altough I assume this shouldn't matter), I have a directory including an RPM file and all of its dependency RPM files. I want to install the RPM along with all of ...
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compiling rpm 4.11 for RHEL5

I am trying to compile rpm 4.11.2 on RHEL 5 machine. When I do ./configure it gives error . . checking for nspr.h... yes checking nss.h usability... yes checking nss.h ...
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can not install mysql-server on centos 6.7 32bit . Error: need rpm?

when I try to install mysql-server on centos with this command: yum install mysql-server server replies: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security Setting up Install Process Loading mirror speeds ...
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How do I specify a requirement for a minimum version of openssl in RPM spec file?

The rpm spec file for my package looks like this - Requires:mysql-server >= 5.5.30, java >= 1.6, p7zip, openssl >= 1.0.2g I have an RHEL system where the openssl version is this: ...
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Do I need to do something about “Delta RPMs disabled”?

While updating packages on our CentOS server I got the following message: Downloading packages: Delta RPMs disabled because /usr/bin/applydeltarpm not installed. Do I need to do something about ...
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Install GUI :Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.0 (Maipo)

I am trying to install GUI of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.0 (Maipo) as i follow this web page install-gnome-gui-on-rhel-7-linux-server to install GUI but when i run first command ...
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identify all broken / conflicting rpm's and fix them *correctly* Fedora 23, persistent usb

Earlier today I installed Fedora 23 on a USB. After the installation was complete, I was doing the standard dnf upgrade, shell configurations, and ultimately preparations for installing the NVIDIA ...
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How to backup rpm dependencies downloaded by yum while installing?

I need to install git on a machine which doesn't have internet connection. I am wondering if there is any option to ask yum to keep a backup of rpm and dependencies it downloads. OS: CENTOS
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Circular dependencies that cannot be fulfilled. PHP packages on CentOS 7 to support Drupal 8

I am trying to install Drupal 8.0.5 on Apache 2.4.6 on CentOS 7, with PHP 5.6.19. I get an error that PHP extensions are disabled. The detail I get is that it pertains to "gd." I have installed, ...
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redhat + how to download rpm from red-hat site

I need to down load the following rpm from red-hat formal site kernel-debuginfo-3.10.0-327.10.1.el7.x86_64 is it possible to use the following rpm command for download ? rpm --import ...
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yum update glibc - ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve:

I want to update my system with yum update but I get only errors starting with these two lines: Running rpm_check_debug ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve: Then, I tried only to update the ...
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Using rpm/grep to check whether multiple services are installed - as one liner?

The following code is used to check whether a service (read from variable, can be empty or up to X services named) is installed or not and take appropriate action. ... if ! rpm -qa | grep -qw ...
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I have installed rpm where does it installation log save in centos/redhat 6

I have installed rpm where does it installation log save in centos 6. I mean which file stores the logs for installation and removal of rpm and when we rum command rpm -qa --last from which file it ...
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Saving RPMs installed by dnf

I've got a question about yum. When I upgrade my system using dnf, it downloads packages from the Web. Can I set dnf configuration so that I could save rpm files for later use, with the same system ...
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is it possible to list documentation via yum like RPM does

rpm has the function rpm -qd somepackage which will list all documentation files associated with the given package. does yum have such a feature? I am unable to find one.
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How to install packages for old version of Fedora?

I'm using a Fedora 13 VM, and I need to install some old rpms, but only have the source rpm files. I know that I can use rpmbuild --rebuild to build the binaries, but I for whatever reason, rpm-build ...
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Install Java 1.4.2 on recent Amazon Linux [duplicate]

I need Java 1.4.2 on a up-to-date Amazon Linux 2015.09 server. I've tried to install j2sdk-1_4_2_19-linux-ia64-rpm.bin. When I execute this file, I get an error message: line 442: ...
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Updating kernel but not packages

I need to update the kernel from version 2.6.30 to 2.6.37. I'm going to just compile the kernel and kernel modules for this architecture and boot it. But also there are a lot of packages installed, ...
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redhat satellite + falback procedure - how

I used the RHN - red-hat satellite version 5.x in order to install errata patch: ( on linux version 6.x ) glibc-2.12-1.166.el6_7.7.x86_64 while the curent patch on my linux was ...
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yum/rpm inconsistencies

I'm using RHEL 5 (64-bit) and have come across an inconsistency with rpm/yum. When I attempt to install a 32-bit RPM, I'm told the RPM is already installed when only the 64-bit version exists on the ...
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How do I debug packages that I've made?

I've created a number of packages using mock and rpmbuild to form my own software repository. As a part of the build, RPM will extract debug symbols and source files and install them in a debuginfo ...
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What is the role of these RPM packages( kernel-debuginfo and kernel-debuginfo-common RPMs, and the kernel-devel RPM)?

I want to know what the role of these RPM packages( kernel-debuginfo and kernel-debuginfo-common RPMs, and the kernel-devel RPM)?
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How to refer to any files or scripts packaged inside RPM from %pre %post scriptlets

I am building an RPM package that packages the various files that includes properties files, config files, scripts, JARs etc. Now when writing the %pre, %post, %preun and %postun scritptlets, I need ...
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PECL - Installing PThreads offline

I am not familiar with pecl command but is it possible to convert the command below to an offline version? pecl install channel://pecl.php.net/pthreads-0.0.44 I want to install PThreads on CentOS ...
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Remove or reinstall broken package installation

I tried to install "variety" manually via a downloaded rpm from http://www.rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/sourceforge/p/po/postinstaller/fedora/releases/23/x86_64/variety-0.5.5-1.fc23.noarch.html The ...
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Find files not installed by RPM package manager

Is there some way to find out all the files on a given system that weren't installed via RPM? I understand that I can brute force this myself using something like rpmquery -f in a script that loops ...
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RPM dependency conflict between libX11 and libxcb

I have to install some packages for a vnc server on a CentOS 6.5 machine that has no access to repos (so I have to transfer the rpm packages I need using sftp). As I tried to install the package ...
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CentOS 6, having hard time with yum, repos and installing packages

I'm having some hard time with yum and hoped to get some help. My end goal is to install the pymssql library for Python. It fails because it needs freetds install. yum install freetds fails with ...
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analyzing rpm -Kv output

I am getting this output from rpm -Kv on one of my experimental packages: clime@coprbox ~/v4tests $ rpm -Kv signed10.rpm signed10.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID f67e1676: NOKEY ...
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In which case can I use the option nodeps of rpm command?

Pretty new to Linux, I heard that I should never use --nodeps option when I do a rpm -e command. Why does this option exist tho? Thanks.
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Emulating RHEL for apt get

I am constantly requiring the use of multiple packages for my work, but alas my work PC doesn't have an internet connection. Hence, I am always stuck on downloading the package on a separate PC which ...
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Build CentOS RPM for current git release, unsuccessful rebuild with alternate prefix

I am stuck in an effort to provide an maintain an up-to-date git release for a collection of CentOS Linux servers. I was hoping to be able to create binary RPMs that I could just have published to a ...
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How to use yum to get all RPMs required, for offline use?

I have one server with net connectivity, where I can use "yum install $PACKAGE". I want some yum command, like yum cache-rpms $PACKAGE $DIRECTORY such that all required RPM files will be downloaded to ...
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Can't install man pages on minimal Centos Docker container

I have a minimal Centos 7 Docker image, and I'm trying to get some man pages on it to help in debugging my Dockerfile. Out of the box, it doesn't have much: # man ls No manual entry for ls Per this ...
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Cannot connect to any host (including localhost) using PAC Manager on CentOS 7

I'm using following system: $ cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) $ uname -a Linux X 3.10.0-327.4.4.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 5 16:07:00 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Does RPM automatically retry failed download attempts?

My particular situation isn't on a Linux box, rather an IBM i. But I'm running RPM within a BASH shell and attempted to download and install nano using RPM - it failed. I didn't think anything of ...
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source RPM doesn't seem to install on CentOS with no errors

My experience with CentOS and RPM's is limited so I might be missing something obvious, but I can't seem to figure this out... I'm trying to install Sphinx into CentOS 6 in a Docker image using the ...
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Why are .so packages provided by the devel packages?

I've seen an interesting pattern in RPM packaging. The main library package will include the shared library itself: /usr/lib64/libavcodec.so.54 The -devel package will provide headers and a ...
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Installing (html) tidy conflicts with filesystem package

I'm on CentOS 7 trying to install tidy. Since there is no package provided by the usual suspects, I've downloaded the tidy-5.1.25-64bit.rpm RPM from http://binaries.html-tidy.org/. When I install this ...
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Bash - Running a bash script from within a ksh script

I am on RHEL 6.7 and have a korn shell script that does check pre-reqs, prepares the system for rpm install's (creating directories if they are not already that are required by the product), stops ...
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Automated RPM builds

I'm making my own personal RPM repository. So far, I've built the following packages: x264 libx264 libx264-devel x265 libx265 libx265-devel lame libmp3lame libmp3lame-devel libmfx ...
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Subpackage with an empty requires section?

I have an RPM build which looks like this: Summary: LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder. Name: lame Version: 3.99.5 Release: 1 License: LGPL Vendor: The LAME Project Packager: Naftuli Tzvi Kay <---> URL: ...
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Packaging only a certain subset of built files

I'm attempting to package libmp3lame and libmp3lame-devel much the same way that Debian packages it: they have libmp3lame as a package providing the libmp3lame.so shared library, libmp3lame-dev ...
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Failing to build nvidia kmod : mockbuild does not exist

I'm trying to build nvidia drivers on fedora 23 (installed on a qubes virtual machine if that matters) and as you'll be able to see in a second I'm confronted with a major problem that prevents me ...
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%pre section of my.rpm is no longer executed on RHEL 6.7

There is a .spec file to build an rpm package for our software. In the %pre section of the .spec file there is a check if a previous major version of our software is installed. If yes, the ...