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

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Where can I ask for help on how to build a RPM package?

Im really lost on how to build a RPM package to install in Citrix XenServer. (centos 5). The package maintainer didn't update the RPMs. I downloaded and installed Centos 5 and the rpm-build, gcc, etc ...
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How to install evince on CentOS Linux release 7.0.1406

On my CentOS Linux release 7.0.1406 the PDF reader doesn't render image colours correctly that's sent from MacOSx/CS Adobe Acrobat. Is there a way to install Evince with Yum on this particular ...
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What does EL5 and EL6 means in term of packages?

I am new to CentOS and I am using it because Citrix XenServer is running on it. [root@xen01 shm]# uname -a Linux xen01 2.6.32.43-0.4.1.xs1.8.0.855.170800xen #1 SMP Mon Jul 21 05:12:35 EDT 2014 i686 ...
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Upgrading Python 2.6. libpython2.6.so.1.0 missing

I am upgrading python on an offline 64bit RHEL 6.4 box and am having to do it via RPM's rather than yum. I am trying to upgrade python from 2.4.3 to 2.6 so I can build nodejs from source. I am ...
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How to override anaconda/kickstart package ordering?

I am building a bootable ISO to be used to install a Linux image (Oracle Linux, 5.8). This is using anaconda with a kickstart file to select the packages to be loaded. Some of these packages are ...
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Multiple prefix tags in rpm spec file

I have an rpm that builds two packages. I tried to add separate Prefix tags in the preamble each of the packages. However, as there is one prep section, I am not able to address the prefix each of ...
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rpmbuild different path for sysconfdir

I am building rpm for opensips and i want to install this package in /opt/opensips path instead of default system path I have define following in my SPEC file %define _prefix /opt/opensips ...
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How to check available package versions in rpm systems?

If I want to check available versions of a package in Debian, I run apt-cache policy pkgname which in the case of wajig gives: wajig: Installed: 2.01 Candidate: 2.01 Version table: *** 2.01 0 ...
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How to “rpm -i” a package only when an older version does not exist?

I wish to install some RPM packages from a shell script. I want to ensure that each package is indeed installed, but I do not want to update a package that would already have an older version ...
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Cannot update glibc on CentOS 7

I have CentOS 7 installed. I want to install the APR package for Apache, and I'm told I cannot install it because it requires at least glibc.2.14 while I have glibc.2.12 installed. I have downloaded ...
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yum translation of rpm -Uvh

I'm trying to understand what yum version of rpm -Uvh is. I found this question about that command and yum, but it doesn't have what I'm looking for. Looking at --help, would this be the equivalent of ...
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Open a RPM on a Mac?

I am on a MacBook Pro running Apple Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5.8). I would like to unpackage a RPM and view the files contained within the wget-1.11.4-2.el5_4.1.src.rpm . I don't need to install the ...
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Convert pacman package to deb or rpm?

Given a pacman package (.pkg.tar.xz), is there a tool to convert it to a deb or rpm package? In other words, I'm looking for an equivalent to alien. So far, I got the impression that such a tool does ...
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Check which RPMs depend on this package

I want to get a list of packages which depend on requested package. For example, I want to get all packages, which depend on telnet. I came up with this script: for i in `rpm -qa | sort`; do rpm ...
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Cannot use “firefox” command to run latest firefox

I have download firefox version 34 from Mozilla website. Next, I extracted the tar archive, and moved it to the Desktop. Now, when I run the following command: Desktop/firefox/firefox the version ...
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/sys: cpio: chown failed - Read-only file system (Building Passenger RPM using Docker) [duplicate]

While I'm trying to build rpm using Docker for Phusion Passenger 4.0.53 (https://github.com/phusion/passenger_rpm_automation), I get the following error. Any help is most appreciated. $ ./build -p ...
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Adding files to %files section of SPEC file from another file

Is there a way to use a text file to add files into a package. This is what I intend to know: I have a text file that contains a list of files to be packaged. Is there some way to use that list in ...
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completely clean re-install of mysql on CentOS 7

I have encountered problems with a mysql installation on CentOS 7. All the data is backed up, so I just want to completely erase every remnant of mysql on the machine and then do a clean install. My ...
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AIX apache rpm dependencies

I am evaluating the Crowd SSO by Atlassian. Now to get apache to use CROWD for authentication, there is a connector available by the vendor. Problem Unfortunately they do not provide anything for ...
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removing virtualmin and webmin from remote CentOS 7 server

Webmin and Virtualmin were recently installed using rpm packages on a remote CentOS 7 server. How do I uninstall them? I have googled this, but all the results are either so old as to be obsolete ...
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Buildiing RPM to behave differently while Install & Upgrade?

I have an RPM package with nearly 4000 files, and the installation of this takes considerable time. However, of those 4000 files, only a fixed list of 25 files change for each release. My query: Is ...
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How can I upgrade libxml2 package on CentOS 6?

On CentOS 6.5, when I am trying to upgrade the libxml2 package with: yum localinstall libxml2-2.9.1-99.1.src.rpm I am receiving the following output: Examining libxml2-2.9.1-99.1.src.rpm: ...
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Mapping between RPM file names and metadata names generated by maven

We have a Sonatype Nexus repo, where we publish RPMs with the Maven RPM plugin. Snapshots and release versions are available. The issue here is around the mapping between versions. First, I obtain a ...
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How to install Couchbase on ArchLinux

Is it possible to install CouchBase in ArchLinux? This database looks so promising, but they only provide .deb, .rpm, windows, and mac version. http://www.couchbase.com/nosql-databases/downloads
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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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an application required libstdc++ for GLIBCXX_3_4_9 library on RHEL 5 64bit system

I need to have libstdc++ which contains GLIBCXX_3_4_9 library for 64 bit platform on redhat 5 system. This is required by an application. I tried to install following rpms from RHEL 6 repository but ...
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Where can I download the software RPM for Redhat?

I try to download some software RPMs(such as gcc, gdb, etc.) for Redhat enterprise version. But after googling, I only find this website:https://access.redhat.com/downloads. This site doesn't seem to ...
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How to list packages with files in a particular directory?

I'm switching to CentOS from another distribution, and I'm not used to working with yum. I'd like to know if there's a way to know which installed packages have files in a directory. For example I'd ...
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RPM command stuck/FREEZE when installing RPM file

I want to install the following rpm from some reason RPM is stuck or freeze and not install the RPM package also I cant stop it by control C , please advice what could be the problem ? root]# rpm ...
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RPM alternative to dpkg-divert

I'm trying to port some scripts from Ubuntu to Centos6 (for docker) Now I'm having trouble trying to replicate this in Centos (which I am not very familiar with) dpkg-divert --local --rename --add ...
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How to know what name to type to launch a program after installing it with yum/rpm?

I just installed a rpm using the following command: yum localinstall ./FoxitReader-1.1-0.fc9.i386.rpm Now, this did the trick and I could launch the app using: FoxitReader & What if ...
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Learning differences between Fedora and Redhat [closed]

Background: I have a fairly decent background in linux and am currently using Arch as my primary OS. However, I am going to start working at a new job that requires using and administrating Redhat ...
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CentOS, Can I install 5.10 rpm into 5.8?

I heard that bash-3.2-33.el5_10.4 is a CVE-7169 patch for CentOS 5. So I found an announcement from CentOS website below. http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2014-September/020594.html ...
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How to Fix Accidental Deletion of librpm.so.3

I was dealing with a series of duplicates in my Fedora 20 installation, and was deleting them 10 at a time. It seems however that I've deleted librpm.so.3 and now I get the following message with ...
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How to convert binary installer into rpm?

There are times when all you have is binary installer. I hate them because once installed it is quite difficult to uninstall such software, and since my distro (openSUSE 11.4) is rpm-based it is hard ...
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Updating Java on Linux

My machine currently has: [support@turndownForWhat sbin]$ java -version java version "1.5.0_10" I would like to know if there is any way possible to install/extract java 1.7 to a specific directory ...
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Is there an equivalent of Synaptic (graphical UI) for Fedora?

I use Ubuntu for many years and I like to use Synaptic to manage packages. I'm testing Fedora (version 20) and I'm a little bit lost. Is there an equivalent of Synaptic (a graphical tool) for Fedora? ...
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RPM command stuck/FREEZE when installing RPM file [duplicate]

I want to install the following rpm from some reason RPM is stuck or freeze and not install the RPM package also I can't stop it by control C, root]# rpm -Uvh --repackage ...
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Bash script to verify that an rpm is at least at a given version

I need to write a script to verify that an RPM is at least a given version in Linux. QUESTION 1: How can I get the RPM version in a variable $RPM_VERSION, so that it contains the version all the way ...
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Installing package why is rpm and yum used here - why not just one?

I am attempting to install VLC media player on my new Fedora 20 machine. On the VLC website it states that you could install it usign the following commands (which i still did not try) as I want to ...
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yum/rpm: exclude a file (by path) from being installed

Is there any way to make yum/rpm never install a particular file path, but to otherwise install any packages which contain that file path, and for verification to act as if that file exists? For ...
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How can I list the patches of an installed package in SUSE?

Let's say that I am using a program called "hello" which I have downloaded using the zypper. The question is how can I see if a specific .patch is included into this hello package? Basically, what I ...
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How to stop meta-rpm transaction if a precondition fails?

I currently have a meta-package rpm which contains a list of dependencies on other rpm packages. I want to stop the update/install transaction of the meta-package (and all subsequent packages) if the ...
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“Linux kernel source code directory” requested in Cisco VPN client install

I'm trying to install Cisco's vpn client, and it requests that I provide the directory containing linux kernel source code. Specifically, it reads: In order to build the VPN kernel module, you ...
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Is RPM able to control the files in home folder without confirmation?

RPM extension file can be run by double clicking no matter what's inside the package, and then it asks for the root password in order to install something to your system, but if I don't give it, will ...
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Why can't an rpm use xterm?

I made an RPM package that uses Xterm during its install. Whenever I installed the package that I made prior to packing into the RPM, the Xterm part of the install worked correctly. I am curious to ...
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rpm :deptype flags explained

On Fedora 20 (Heisenbug) I issed the following command … rpm --query --queryformat="%{REQUIREFLAGS:deptype}\n" --all | sort --unique --dictionary-order … to get all possible :deptype ...
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Remove unused packages

I have installed some rpm package on my Fedora 17. Some packages had a lot of dependencies. I have removed some packages but I forgot remove unused dependencies with yum remove. How can I do that ...
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RPM: Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found on Centos 6 with CUPS 1.7.1

Trying to install CUPS 1.7.1 on Centos 6.5 via RPM, I use: # rpmbuild -ta cups-1.7.1-source.tar.bz2 --without dbus --without libusb1 but stops with below error: Checking for unpackaged file(s): ...
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rpm + where RPM installed the files/scripts PATH

I installed the following RPM file rpm -Uvh --repackage /var/tmp/bash-3.2-33.el5_11.4.i386.rpm warning: /var/tmp/bash-3.2-33.el5_11.4.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 37017186 ...