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

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Extracting Source RPMs in debian

I have a source RPM from which I would like to extract the source as closely as possible to "apt-get source PACKAGE". What are the available methods to do this?
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Clone Python from one linux machine to another

I want to run some of my python scripts on my new Linux (Centos 6.5) machine that I developed on another Linux machine (also Centos 6.5). But my problem is that my new machine is not having internet ...
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Repackage RPM with kernel

I am tinkering with CentOS 5.4 and upgrading the kernel to the latest 2.6.18 build 402. What I need to do is to rebuild the initrd to include a modified init script, then repackage it all into an RPM ...
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Meaning of the yum error “Package tuple (…) could not be found in rpmdb”

I just want to install two packages in my Fedora 15 but I am getting some weird error. Command: yum install @development-tools Error: Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit ...
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Why doesn't yum-builddep install all dependencies?

What worked for other packages, doesn't work for kernel. Why? First, sync: [git@dioptase SRPMS]$ ssh root@localhost yum-builddep /home/git/rpmbuild/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.32-431.el6.src.rpm Getting ...
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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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“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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How do I tell which GPG key an RPM package was signed with?

The cryptographic signature of an RPM can be verified with the rpm -K command. This returns a string containing gpg (or pgp) and ending in OK if the signature is in RPM's database and is valid. If ...
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get the apache document root using shell script

I am creating an RPM and in the pre stage, I want to determine apache's document root so I can copy the web application files there. First, I check if apache is installed. If apache is installed, ...
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get the apache document root using shell script [duplicate]

I am creating an RPM and in the pre stage, I want to determine apache's document root so I can copy the web application files there. First, I check if apache is installed. If apache is installed, the ...
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Install rpm file from a server

I understand how to install an rpm from a given url. Example: RUN yum -y install http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm So that is the easy part. My question is, how do I do the ...
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Conflicting answers regarding package from rpm, yum and repoquery

I have a few packages on a RHEL 6.5 system which exhibit the following puzzling behavior: The package is installed; rpm -q reports the package as installed; yum search shows that the package is ...
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32-bit package from a repo that should only contain the 64 bit packages

Trying to a do install of some packages and it seems that it is trying to pull a 32-bit package from a 64-bit repo. Installing for dependencies: cyrus-sasl-lib i686 ...
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How to fetch source iproute(2.6.32.130) not patches

I want to look at the source of below package. [root@ovs-1 ~]# rpm -qa | grep iproute iproute-2.6.32-130.el6ost.netns.3.x86_64 I tried to install the src rpm as below, it showing below error. ...
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createrepo fails with headerRead failed message

I execute createrepo -v --update epel-dir/ and at package number 14173, the process fails with a Python stack trace complaining that: headerRead failed: Header sanity check: OK So, I thought ...
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How can I downgrade a glibc version?

I upgraded glibc for a reason that isn't arround anymore so i want to downgrade it again. The stupid thing is a lot of programms rely on glibc at the moment. I still have the 2.4 version on the system ...
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How to merge config files interactively after “yum update”

After system packages are updated with "yum update", config files which could not be overwritten are not replaced, but we can find *.rpmnew files near by. By design system administrator must merge ...
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Unable to use yum repos whether with baseurl or mirrorlist in CentOS 6.5

Since a couple of days, I'm unable to retrieve repositories data with Yum, in my CentOS 6.5 server. I did yum clean all a dozen of times, it emptied all but didn't solved the problem. I tried to ...
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What are gpg-pubkey* packages?

I compared the packages list reported by RPM and YUM on a CentOS 6 and 7. I noticed the lists were slightly different (same issue with RHEL). See Listing installed packages with yum and rpm mismatch ...
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List all RPM packages installed from repo “X”

How can I get a list of all of the RPM packages that have been installed on my system from a particular repo (e.g., "epel")?
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how to find which repo does one rpm package belong to

How to know which repo does one rpm package belong to? I searched the yum manual, and I didn't find the option. And it is useless to use yum list installed.
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How to install RPM based Packages on OpenFiler

We bought One SuperMicro Server that will be used for Storage purposes and then we install the openfiler on it. The thing is that we need to install RAID controller and Im not familiar with OpenFiler ...
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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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Centos 7 boot up with custom kernel problem

I have installed centos 7 on virtualbox machine which has kernel-3.10.0-123.20.1.el7.x86_64. I am trying to build Linux kernel from kernel sources. I downloaded the kernel source files from: ...
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Bash script problem in RPM postinstall

I created an rpm package that extract a Node.js project into a specific folder and then I created a postinstall script that cd into that folder and perform an "npm install --production" #!/bin/bash ...
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Why does yum continue to complain about a missing dependency that is already installed?

I have a self-created rpm for mapserver 6.2.1 that I want to support Oracle, but I am having a lot of difficulties getting it all to work. I have installed the ...
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getting error “Can't create transaction lock” with rpm

I am slowly making progress on installing Fedora into a Logical Volume for a DomU using Package Management. I have (with the help of the wonderful people at Unix & Linux) resolved a number of ...
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Where to find the RPM file of GIMP for installation?

I wanted to install GIMP just like installing it on Windows using the exe or msi file. Where can I find the RPM file so I can just issue the command rpm -ivh gimp-2.8.14-x86_64.rpm I like to ...
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writing systemd unit file and specfile for a python twistd application [closed]

I have given a task to write the systemd unit file for a python twistd application and create rpm of it. The application is open source and you can find it here: ...
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rpm -V inner workings

I have an rpm file that is used to install a package I made the package consists of java classes and shell scripts to run these java classes, in a .run file. So the rpm essentially only contains a ...
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Where does zypper source-install put the sources?

When using a command like zypper source-install kwrite where does zypper install the sources to?
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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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What are the pros/cons of deb vs. rpm?

For whatever reasons, I've always used RPM based distros (Fedora, Centos and currently openSUSE). I have often heard it stated that deb is better than rpm, but when asked why, have never been able to ...
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force zypper to install a specific ersion

i have my own personal repo with older versions of rpms in it. If i want to install boost-license version 1.36.0.11.17 i do the following zypper boost-license=1.36.0-11.17 this seems to be broken ...
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Can I install ALL required rpm to run wine without root permission?

I am logged in on a redhat linux computer, and I don't have root permissions. I have tried running/installing wine on a folder using ./configure , which outputs: configure: error: X 32-bit ...
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How to force rpm and yum to fail if a GPG signature is missing or cannot otherwise be verified?

How can I force rpm and yum to fail if a GPG signature is missing from a package or otherwise cannot be verified due to a missing key? For the example below, assume the RPM has been signed but the key ...
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Local installation of .rpms using YUM

I'm asking this question cautiously because I don't want to get this wrong. I have a program_name.rpm file saved locally on my server (CentOS 6.5). I have installed it previously just by navigating ...
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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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Big trouble : rpm empty db, install V3 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key BAD, YumRepo Error

I'm little tired because I have spent hours solving problems, and can't find a solution on Centos 6.6. I have many troubles: rpm db is empty: try googling, find restore process, but always empty ...
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rpm -Uvh - How to replace modified config file

The question is a duplicate from Stackoverflow site I upgrade rpm package with rpm -Uvh command. Original and new configuration file is the same, but current file on disk has been changed. This ...
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upgrading Berkeley DB rpm in a Centos OS

I have a software which need Berkeley DB 4.5 or above. But in my CENTOS 5.11 x86_64 Server I have Package db4-4.3.29-10.el5_5.2.x86_64 already installed and latest version Package ...
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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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How can i download a rpm

I have a local repo that has some rpms in it. The repo xmls etc are up to date. When i find an rpm i dont have i want to be able to down load it, not install it obviously, and put that rpm into the ...
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RPM %install section

So, I am somewhat puzzled by the rpmbuild process. I'm now maintaining a slew of scripts previously created and while most work, there are enough differences between them that finding a consistent ...
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What option specified the location of the generated RPM?

I have noticed that, when building rpm files, that most end up in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386 (building 32bit). Some though, incl one we roll in-house, writes the rpm files to ./i386.... so the file ...
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CentOS: List the installed RPMs by date of installation/update?

I'm on a CentOS machine. I updated and installed some packages a few weeks back, but I don't remember the name of every package or the names of every dependency. I used yum. Can I list the packages ...
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How to find out which package a user belongs to?

In Linux distributions, some packages create user accounts. How can I determine which package created a given user? I want to know specifically for Fedora and Ubuntu, but answers for other ...
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Make a rpm package from the cpan compatible tree?

I always make my perl module following the CPAN-complient tree. I would like to use this tree to create a rpm file I could install on a hundreth servers. Is it possible to make a rpm package with ...
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rpm -R verses zypper info --requires

Consider the following: root# rpm -qR foobar rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1 rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1 rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) <= 4.4.6-1 root# zypper info --requires ...
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64bit rpm can not resolve 32bit dependencies

Problem I'm having a RPM that contains mixed 64bit and 32bit binaries. One of the binaries depends on 32bit i686 packages. When I try to install the package yum gives me an error, noting that the ...