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How can i recreate the YAST GUI in text file

I am new to Linux, have an OpenSUSE vm and want to profile the applications installed. I know i can do a RPM cmd and ls {PATH//: /} seems to return a long list although it is full of non-application ...
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Specify unpack location in RPM spec file

I have looked all over the Internet for an answer on this and am unable to get anything for it. I am building my own RPM and I need it to unpack certain files to specific directories. These ...
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“Suggest” to RPM install the UID of a user that is going to be created?

In an RPM it's possible to create a system account; is it possible to suggest the UID to use? For example; during the normal install say that the UID in use was going to be 100; but I want it to use ...
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Install Passenger on Scientific Linux 6.5 via RPM

According to this documentation passenger is a native yum package since RHEL6. Linux version and type [vagrant@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/*release Scientific Linux release 6.5 (Carbon) Scientific Linux ...
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RPM build errors

I am trying to build an RPM but when I use this command to build it: [root@vmdb SPEC]# rpmbuild -v -bb SPEC/supportScripts.spec I always get this error: Executing(%prep): /bin/sh -e ...
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What's the simplest way to build a binary RPM from a source code checkout with a .spec file

I have a checkout of a source code tree (https://github.com/hautreux/slurm-spank-x11, for the curious) that contains a .spec file for building a RPM package. My question is, what's the simplest way of ...
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What is the default behavior of %install?

I am attempting to build an RPM using the -bb flag (%prep %build %install %check package). This is the output of the %install step: Executing(%install): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.2kgeNY + umask 022 ...
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How to verify one file of a package, not the RPM itself

For instance, can I somehow use rpm to verify that /etc/pam.d/system-auth is unchanged since it was installed on the system? I know I can do this with an entire RPM, but I want to know if I can do ...
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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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yum: RPM dependency tree

I'm going to install an RPM package and I can see that some of dependencies requires X server libraries to be installed as well. I'm absolutely sure that the package I need is a server software and ...
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bash script to verify rhel patching

we have several redhat servers which we patch from redhat satellite. To avoid confusion, I'll use the term "host" to denote the server which is being patched. We have a script, say, patch.sh, which ...
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rpm temp file question (rpm-tmp)

When installing an RPM on CentOS, I receive the following error message: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.44492: line 578: [: too many arguments The trouble I'm having is that /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.xxxxx file is always ...
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facing issue while installing oracle Database 11g on rhel5 And SOA

While installing required rpms for both SOA and Oracle the below rpms are conflicting with each other glibc-devel-2.5-49.x86_64.rpm and glibc-devel-2.5-24.i386.rpm How can I fix it? one package gets ...
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Is there an all-in-one command for RPM to downgrade a package to an older version?

I want to downgrade a couple RPMs. Is there a switch combination for that? For example, when upgrading, I usually run rpm -Uvh foo.rpm but my understanding is that the -U switch means that it only ...
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package manager with staging

my goal is to configure mirror-repository for packages (rpm, deb) which will have some features: staging (developing,testing,production) capability to back/forward stage doesn't take so much space ...
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Common subroutines in RPM

I have some common code that I would like to execute in the %pre and %post section of my rpm spec file. When I place a subroutine in the %pre section, I need to add the same subroutine to the %post ...
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How to verify the RPM database?

I need to verify that the RPM database (not an RPM, the database in /var/lib/rpm) is not corrupt or inconsistent, in a manner suitable for scripting (i.e. will return exit code 0 if good and something ...
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How can I put some comment in yum installation list?

Lets say I made a List of installed packages by: rpm -qa > list I want to use this list to re-install those Packages on another System, For Example By: yum -y install $(cat list) But I need ...
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“Requires: perl(:MODULE_COMPAT_5.8.8)”

I use CentOS 6.5 for my server with below repository: IUS epel ces-standard-* base/upgrade/extras When I tried to update today (it's been a while I haven't updated this server), I got the ...
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Centos rpm -qa vs yum list installed

I want to have server b to have exactly the same setup as server a. My plan is to have a list of all installed things on server a and install it by using the list on server b something like : yum ...
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rpm macros on CentOS 6.5

Trying to create a spec file for a CentOS 6.5 system. The rpm should check release to add specific Requires: lines based on the OS version....and it doesn't work at all: Spec file snippet: %if ...
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How to Resolve a .so Dependency

I have a package (.rpm) on CentOS 6.5 that requires a .so file, which I also have on my machine. When I attempt to install the package I get an error stating unresolved dependencies regarding the .so ...
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listing package dependents

I stupidly did "yum remove python" which also ended up removing all the packages that required python as well. Luckily, I have access to another Linux machine that is a near clone of this machine, ...
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How to know what packages I'm missing?

A while ago I made my own distro of Linux using SuseStudio and may have left out some important packages. Apps like gnome-software and gnome-music don't work The computer runs really high process ...
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Problems installing Chrome in SLED 11

I'm trying to install Google Chrome on my OS, but when I execute the .rpm, I got this error: google-chrome-stable-35.0.1916.153-1.x86_64 requires libX11.so.6 (64bit), but this requirement cannot be ...
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Does “rpm --test” verifies the dependencies too?

The manual only says "--test" only checks for conflicts: hostname:~/foo# rpm -ivh --test jdk-6u2-linux-i586.rpm Preparing... ################# [100%] hostname:~/foo # Our question: ...
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How to build an RPM package from the installed files?

There are two machines, identical version/arch of SLES. On machine #A there is a "foo" software installed that we can see using rpm -qa. On machine #B the "foo" software needs to be installed. The ...
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Error when tryhing to rebuild an RPM

I just use Linux for a LAMP server. I'm currently installing Apache 2.4 on CentOS 6.4 (x64). How do I resolve this error below? rpmbuild: arguments to --root (-r) must begin with a / ...
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Can't installing RPM package intltool?

I want to install on my Linux Red Hat machine (6.3 64 bit) the rpm - intltool-0.41.0-1.1.el6.src.rpm. For some unclear reason I get this: /var/tmp]# rpm -i intltool-0.41.0-1.1.el6.src.rpm ...
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Rebuilt kmod package not updating via `YUM` but is via `rpm`

I have built a package with the following version: kmod-dahdi-linux 10:2.9.1.1-75_shmz65.1.11.2.6.32_431.el6.i686 Which should be an upgrade of the one installed on the system: kmod-dahdi-linux ...
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Detecting RHEL/RPM based distros

I'm trying to write a script to detect if it's being run on RHEL/RPM based distros. I've faced some odd systems configured such that both dpkg and rpm are installed, so doing a which rpm isn't a ...
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Making a RPM package without the source

Say, I have a certain program that I need to convert to an RPM package. The source is not available to me, for various reasons. However, it seems that RPM packages cannot be made if one doesn't have ...
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Create an RPM to distrubute custom SELinux policy

I have created two custom SELinux Policy modules to allow rsyslog to parse audit.log. Can I create an RPM of these two policies to distribute to 300+ clients? Is there a better way to go about this? ...
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Why does file ownership matter within an RPM or DEB package?

Context: I'm trying to convert a .deb package to .rpm using alien, I use this command: $ alien -r foo.deb but it complains thusly: > Warning: alien is not running as root! > Warning: ...
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Make RPM Satisfy Dependency Requirements of Other Installed Packages

So, I am installing a java app that I wrote which uses jnetpcap. This requires libpcap of at least v1.0.0. My CentOS 5.8 only has libpcap 0.9.4, which is required by other installed packages. I've ...
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Upgrading kernel 2.6.18 to 2.6.32 on CentOS 5.10

I've been looking on Google for 4 hours and I can't find a solution to my problem. I have a computer running CentOS 5.10 using Kernel 2.6.18-371.9.1.el5 and I would like to upgrade my kernel to ...
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What does this regular expression do?

I have been provided a %post script inside a spec file to edit a config file (called foo). I have ben tasked with writing another, almost identical script to edit a file called 'bar'. While my ...
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Installing RHEL6.5 by swapping RPMs

BACKGROUND So I've been tasked with updating a system from RHEL6.0 to RHEL6.5 via a bootable USB. Due to size limitation, I've stripped (using the rpm -e command to prevent dependency errors) ...
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create an RPM so that install will edit a config file using a shell command [duplicate]

I have a RPM spec file. How can I make it so that after the RPM installs, a random string is injected into one of the configuration files? For example: The RPM installs the binaries and config ...
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“The GPG keys listed for the ”atomicrocketturtle.com“ repository are already installed but they are not correct for this package.”

When running this on CentOS 6: yum update I accept the transaction summary that it presents and am then immediately presented with this: Downloading Packages: warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 ...
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CentOS: what impact does a kernel update have?

When running this on CentOS 6: yum update I get this: --> Finished Dependency Resolution Error: Package: 2:irqbalance-1.0.4-6.el6.x86_64 (base) Requires: kernel >= 2.6.32-279 ...
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libmpg123 bugging up yum

I had to manually install some dependencies in my fumbling attempts to get netflix working yesterday with pipelight, and ultimately failed. I uninstalled everything I installed during that process, ...
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Install NCDU on Scientific from EPEL

Introduction The commands specified in the answers to this question and this documentation have been applied to install NCDU on Scientific using EPEL without success. According to this documentation ...
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How do I determine which configuration options an rpm package is built with?

This is my first question and I'm still pretty new so please forgive me if I've missed or botched something, or if this is an obvious solution. I'm using CentOS 5.8 (yes I know it's ancient) and ...
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How to automatically accept epel gpg key

The very first time that I install a package from epel, I am prompted if I want to import a GPG key. Notice how there are 2 'Is this ok' prompts when installing redis? [root@us-devops-build02 ...
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Cannot install Snort 2.9.6.1 due to “Not a compatible architecture”

I have Centos 6.5 installed on a Dell Inspirion Intel chip. When I entered uname -a I got Linux family.room 2.6.32-431.el6.i686 #1 SMP Fri Nov 22 00:26:36 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux I ...
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How do you create RPM from .spec file?

I'm attempting to create an RPM from a spec file that was provided here: http://sauron.jyu.fi/docs/manual/x191.html Having not used rpm much, I assume that I execute the command rpmbuild and point ...
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check if latest openssh patch provided by RHEL is installed

We have encountered a security threat in one of our RHEL servers which says the SSH server is configured to use Cipher Block Chaining. As far as I know, the RHEL systems provide security updates ...
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What do all the letters and numbers in a Red Hat RPM version number mean e.g. openssl-devel-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.1?

What do all the letters and numbers in the rpm name openssl-devel-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.1 mean? I recognize the openssl-devel-0.9.8e part because that's the same number applied by the developement team at ...
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Saxon rpm build fails due to “ant: command not found”

Hopefully this is a question I can ask this community. I'm currently working on building zookeeper-3.4.5-13 for a CentOS 5 environment. During this process I've been going down a long list of required ...