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yum install http://www.example.com/package.rpm vs. rpm -ivh http://www.example.com/package.rpm

What's the difference between those commands? Are there any advantages to you yum or rpm for the same task? yum install ...
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How to install RHEL source code RPM in non-default directory?

The RHEL source code RPM package is installed in ~/rpmbuild by default. I want use --prefix option to change the installed directory: [root@nan nan]# rpm -ivvh --prefix=/home/nan ...
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Centos 7 - Cant download RPM (Trying to connect with IPV6)

i am normaly an debian/ubuntu guy but i wanted to test the foreman on Centos 7. but I am having some trouble with the RMP command. I have tried to disable IPV6 with echo 1 > ...
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Installation: signature key id -> nokey

I have a problem with installing CodeBlocks 13.12 on OpenSUSE 13.2. Yesterday I decided to uninstall CodeBlocks 13.12 using Yast, but after all locate showed me that there were still catalogues ...
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PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib64/php/modules/php_mysql.so'

I am running PHP 5.6 on Linux. When I try to load a PHP page, I'm getting the following PHP error. PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library /usr/lib64/php/modules/php_mysql.so' When I look ...
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Reinstalling packages with missing/corrupt files

Following an unclean shutdown and a colourful fsck, a whole bunch of files have gone missing. The output of 'rpm -Va' is several hundred lines long (mostly missing files but also some checksum and ...
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can't access rpmfusion.org via HTTPS

I want to download the free and nonfree versions of rpmfusion, but, much to my surprise, the site runs only on HTTP. What can I do to make sure no third party has compromised the downloads? I've tried ...
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yum.conf and installonlypkgs option

We set up our CentOS 6.x system that we could have a different versions of our software by means of installonlypkgs option in yum.conf. For example <mycoolpackage>-1.0.0-0.el6 and ...
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Linux RPM installation - Who defines the rights?

I am new to Linux, and I am using rpm -i to install an RPM package successfully. However, I do realize that I have to use the root account to install the package every time. I have several users in ...
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Kernel version not changing even though the new version is installed

Recently performed software update on a RHEL 6.6 (Santiago). Noticed that kernel version is not updated to latest one that was installed. kernel version before doing software update: [root@server01 ...
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Where is the RHEL7 kernel source code installed?

I install the Linux kernel source code RPM: [root@localhost ~]# rpm -ivh kernel-3.10.0-229.el7.src.rpm warning: kernel-3.10.0-229.el7.src.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID f4a80eb5: NOKEY ...
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Upgrading `popt` requires to upgrade too many packages

I am currently in the process of upgrading syslog-ng using rpm. In the upgrade process, I found out that syslog-ng has a dependency with rpm-libs which have a dependency with popt. The dependency tree ...
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How to get ALL kinds of reverse package dependencies: reverse-depends pendant for non-Ubuntu distributions

I would like to find all possible reverse dependencies (no need for recursive reverse dependencies) of a certain package p, that is, I want to find all packages which depend on p. This shall include ...
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How to install Goldendict on CentOS 7

I've tried to install goldendict on my laptop which runs CentOS 7 on different ways: 1- I've tried to convert .deb package to .rpm with alien 2- I've tried to build from source (with error or qt4 ...
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Can an rpm package install dependencies in sequence?

I have a custom rpm package being installed in CentOS which has a dependency which is not included in the default repo. This needs to be able to spin up on demand in Jenkins and the way the process is ...
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How to update my local repo that i am using to serve local machines?

I have created a local repo with 618 packages and made it available for my local servers.So that they dont fetch updates directly from RHEL repo. Here are some info about my local repo: ...
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How does rpmbuild see files that need to be installed

I am trying to use an rpm package to build a package that does little more than install custom configs. I made a blank rpmbuild package, added another package as a dependency, this package installs ...
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looking for a way to download a list of packages with yum

We are trying to setup a local repo that contains all the base packages. So to get started we need to download around 3500+ packages and save it in a folder that will be used as a Repo storage. We ...
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Installing Graphviz & Dependencies without Internet access

I am trying to install graphviz on AIX7.1 - I have NO internet access and I have downloaded a lot of rpm files. I want to know is there a way to install the graphviz-*.ppc.rpm packages so that the ...
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CentOS 5.11: yum installs, but packages remain missing

I'm trying to figure out a very strange problem with yum on a fairly old CentOS 5.11 VPS using DirectAdmin. Executing the following command suggests the telnet package is installed: # yum install ...
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Can rpm call an external script stored somewhere in the package during installation?

I have a package which is being retooled for in house purposes. Mostly making changes to the configuration files. The files need to be somewhat dynamic so changing the config files at source isn't ...
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How to determine which Berkeley DB version is used for RPM's database?

I am attempting to read and write the RPM database located in /var/lib/rpm under CentOS 5, and eventually other system types (CentOS 6, RHEL, etc.) The problem is that I don't know what version of ...
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I want to trigger yum's RPM transaction myself by executing a rpm -ivh command. Which part of yum's source code do I change?

I would like to execute the rpm install command instead of letting YUM do it by changing its source code. Which part of the source code do I change ? I need this as I need to give additional options ...
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How to pass options to RPM through YUM CLI?

I would like to pass the --excludepath option to RPM through YUM since YUM doesn't provide an option like that. The --excludepath option tells the rpm command to exclude all files that start with the ...
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Installed from source code, but when checking installed-version, it's showing old-version. How to reslove?

OS: Fedora 12, x86_64 [root@earth]# rpm -qa cmake cmake-2.6.4-5.fc12.x86_64 But I installed cmake-3.2.3 from source code. How to check installed version that is installed from source code? How to ...
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RPM installation %post macro works on terminal but not on GUI

I have created my own .rpm file. The installation works prefect on the command line but doesn't work properly when i am doing it from the GUI. The only thing that doesn't work from the GUI is the ...
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RPM to invoke browser post installation

I am creating an RPM installer for centos 6.5, After installation i want the RPM to invoke the browser and show the installation report. This installation report shows the details of how the ...
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YUM failing install; not recognizing JDK

I am attempting to install some packages using YUM. The command I am using is: sudo yum repo-pkgs [my repo] install This produces the following result: Error: Package: [package name] ([my repo]) ...
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How to remove an rpm package while keeping certain files

Had an issue where 64-bit and 32-bit httpd packages were installed. When one of the packages is uninstalled via yum remove, it removes certain shared files like /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf. Is there ...
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How to fix GPG key retrieval failed: [Errno 14]?

I'm using Centos 6.5 and when I want to install packages from yum I get this error: GPG key retrieval failed: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-puias How can I fix ...
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Mod Speed Installation Error

I have 2 webservers Apache and Nginx. Trying to install mod_speed integrated with Apache but I get error: Failed dependencies: httpd >= 2.2 is needed by ...
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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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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) ...