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

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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: [alexus@wcmisdlin02 Desktop]$ cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) [alexus@wcmisdlin02 Desktop]$ uname -a Linux wcmisdlin02.uftmasterad.org ...
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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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Amazon Linux 2015.09 + JRE 1.4?

I need JRE 1.4.2 for a script that calls several jars, which needs to run on an Amazon Linux 2015.09 server. How can I install that?
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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 ...
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Unable to get rid of repo on Centos 7

I have a Centos 7 machine on which I am trying to install PHP 5.6 and associated binaries. For this purpose, I installed the epel and the remi repos. I also installed the webtatic repo which now is ...
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dnf - how to show which mirror url has been chosen?

Below is the part of bash log, the full log can be achieved at https://gist.github.com/limkokhole/f2a423112aa005f10862: [xiaobai@xiaobai hello]$ dnf --verbose download --source readline cachedir: ...
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Why does a yum package update replaces my yum-cron config files?

Usually, when applying package updates via yum update, rpm is 'intelligent' enough to respect my changes to configuration files under /etc. (It basically looks at the mtime, compares it and depending ...
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How can I install the Atom RPM package on Android?

I am relatively new to the Linux world, and I have the understanding that RPM is a package standard among Linux dependencies. I have been wanting to install Atom editor on my favorite tablet, which ...
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problem while using “ yum groups ”

When i am trying to use yum groups commands in RHEL 7 it is giving me following output. #yum groups list There is no installed groups file. Maybe run: yum groups mark convert (see man yum) I have ...
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Linux offline installation

I am working on building a Linux server offline with no internet connection. However, every time I try to install an app RH wants to check online for items and fails the installation. How do you ...
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How to find and install the GNU Smalltalk on CentOS or Fedora / RedHat?

On GNU Smalltalk's webpage, it says: Binary distributions We do not provide pre-compiled binaries for GNU Smalltalk. However, most GNU/Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora) ...
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Install PostgreSQL client (psql) only on CentOS

Simple question, but no resources found about this. Is there any way to install only a PostgreSQL client, the terminal-based one, psql, on a CentOS7 system, without installing the complete PostgreSQL ...
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Yum update error - Requires: python26-ordereddict

Today I tried to update our Amazon Linux servers and got the following error message: $ sudo yum update ---> Package python26-ordereddict.noarch 0:1.1-2.5.amzn1 will be obsoleted --> Processing ...
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Install Locally using dnf in Fedora without using internet connection

I am trying to locally install an rpm package without using the internet. I tried the following: sudo rpm -u kernel-devel-4.2.7-200.fc22.x86_64.rpm and I got: error: ...
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Remove package with yum but leave libraries in place?

During setup on a specific set of servers, I need gcc-c++ installed to compile some of the software I am setting up. After install is complete I need to remove the compiler for security reasons. ...
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How to install Python module dependencies from my RPM?

I have an application that I am packaging as an RPM and installing on CentOS 7. When I install the RPM I want it to install some compiled binaries as well as some Python modules with their ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions packages?

As I move to look at virtualbox for the small/medium business where I've used vmware previously, I'm interested in a proper kickstart for my RHEL5/6/7 hosts. I'm used to using proper vmware guest ...
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How to force repoquery to resolve to the latest available release of a package?

I am attempting to download RPM dependencies using repoquery and yumdownloader, but I am getting inconsistent results. How can I force repoquery to always return the latest compatible package that is ...
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How to rebuild a Centos base application iso?

I have a centos6.5 based application iso file which I want to change one of the RPM file and change some configuration in post kickstart file (there is a post kickstart file is in separate folder)and ...
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Make spec file OS-version-specific

Ok, you may read the title and thought "this is nonsense" because a spec file IS by nature OS/Arch independant, but let me explain. The subpackage "yum-plugin-post-transaction-action" from yum-utils ...
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Where is the wireless configuration on Fedora 23?

I am entirely new to Linux as I just installed the dual boot of Windows 10 and Fedora. And the problem I ran into is that in the network setting, there is no option for WiFi? I did intensive Google ...
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libssh2.so.1.0.1 conflict in libssh2 install

I'm trying to install ssh2 for PHP in RHEL. But it required libssh2-1.4.2-2.el6.x86_64.rpm and libssh2-devel-1.4.2-2.el6.x86_64.rpm. So I downloaded and tried to install, I got below errors # rpm ...
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How to download an RPM package and install it in one line?

I was wondering whether using wget it was possible to download an RPM and then pipe it through sudo rpm -i to install it, in a single line? I realize I could just run: wget -c <URL> sudo rpm -i ...
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How to install cetoys on Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64

I am trying to install cetoys. The main Source Forge page provides a .src.rpm file. I downloaded it and ran: sudo alien -i cetoys-0-r4.src.rpm It produced the following output: (Reading database ...
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How to query which RPM package provides a specific version

RPM SPEC files know about package versions in both Requires: and Provides: tags, so inside a SPEC file it's easy to build proper dependency even with mangled names (e.g. to avoid conflicts and allow ...
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How do I add self-signed certificate to trusted list in Mageia

I am trying to add self signed certificate for my repository into trusted list in Mageia 5. But when I execute sudo urpmi.addmedia name repo_link I get ...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with ...
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rpm: what determines whether a package updates a previous one or gets installed in addition

Is it simply the installation path? If that is the case then any package that has version in the name/path will never update another, so that cannot be it. I don;t see a mention of this in the ...
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yum remove is not idempotent

On some Centos VMs, I have a few MySQL packages to remove (via yum) and then install MariaDB (via rpm), all in a shell script. I use yum for removal : yum remove -y mysql-community-client yum ...
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how to create a on-demand rpm mirror

i would like to create a rpm repository for fedora packages on my local network. due to storage limitations i want the repository to be empty initially and download packages once they are accessed. ...
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Creating arbitrary directory in kickstart before %post

One of the non-OS packages that I need to install via kickstart config requires a pre-existing (non-standard) directory, is there a way to create arbitrary directory before %post in kickstart? ...
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What does Requires: Python(package) do for RHEL spec files?

I'm packaging some Python packages currently without RPMs, and some of those depend on others that I'm packaging. While packaging I noticed a format where people do: Require: python(pkg-name), but ...
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Spec rpm: I want make gmake -j3

On my .spec file I want to pass alias make=gmake -j3, using a bash script I did alias make="gmake -j3" how to do in a .spec file?
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How to connect to DSL in rpm-based distro

I need to connect to Internet using terminal. Using Ubuntu I could do it by using "pppoeconf" (it asked me only login and password). How can I do that in rpm-based distros ? What info should I provide ...
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How to list all commands contained in a specific rpm package?

I found this exact question for Debian here: List all commands of a specific Debian package But it seems no one has ever asked this for RHEL/CentOS (or OpenSUSE for that matter). For instance, I can ...
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How to change from existing DEB files to Centos RPM

I'm moving a product from Ubuntu 12.04 to Centos 6.6. I have ~500 deb files. (for example 'dpkg -i libaio1_0.3.109-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb'). I need these debs on Centos . Is there a viable way to ...
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Problem with removing rpm package

I'm trying to install one package on CentOS 6.7 yum install varnish but I'm getting that I have a package which doesn't belongs there (is for CentOS 7) ---> Package varnish.x86_64 0:4.1.0-1.el7 ...
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RPM and ISO , package installation

I am trying this option first time not sure is it correct way, please bear me. I am tying to install package rpm -ivh binutils-2.23.52.0.1-12.el7.x86_64, I mounted the ISO image mount -t iso9660 -o ...
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The easiest way to update package above release RHEL

I have to install the krb5-devel package in a version at least 1.12 on a RHEL 6.6. Unfortunately the RHEL 6.6 repositories contains the package in a version 1.10. What would be the easiest way to ...
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Re-setting perms on RPM's does not seem to work

I am using RPM for file verification. What I do is run rpm -Va to get a list of files that have been changed. Then I run rpm -qf to get the package name the file belongs to. Finally I run ...