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read only TMOUT variable – workaround to disable automatically exit shell when there is no activity

We have here a read only Bash variable. I am not allowed to unset that variable. $ echo $TMOUT 1800 As a workaround I wrote those lines (that my session don't exit) #!/usr/bin/perl $|++; while ...
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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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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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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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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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unpack and patch source rpm (rpmbuild -bp) safely

I want to unpack source RPM and apply patches to the upstream source. What is almost OK for me is rpm -i mypkg-*.src.rpm cd ~/rpmbuild rpmbuild -bp SPECS/mypkg.spec # frolic in BUILD/mypkg My ...
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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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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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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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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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%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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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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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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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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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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RHEL6 + Error: xz compression not available

When installing packages via yum on a RHEL Server 6.6 system, I get the following error: $ sudo yum install foo Loaded plugins: product-id, rhnplugin, security, subscription-manager This system is ...
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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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How to install packages to a custom location in centos6

I have a shared location, let me call it /tp I want to install all my libraries and packages in this location just like the default install. Reason to do this is: I want all the users in the network ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 build a cross-distro binary RPM package?

I'm trying to build a cross-distro binary RPM package that works under Fedora and openSUSE. I'm using a Require: tag to set the dependencies package names. The problem is that the package names are ...
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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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How to replace one package with another using yum? [duplicate]

I must be missing something obvious here. If there are two equally versioned RPM packages of the same software product, with one of them installed on one of my rigs (with a metric tonne of packages as ...
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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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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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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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How do I find a package that provides a given file in OpenSuSE?

I am thinking on some like Contents-<arch>.gz on debian. A network service were also okay. Does it exists? Simple elaboration: For example, we need a binary named exampletool, which we know ...
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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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recommended procedure to create a user/group during RPM install

after trying hard to search for RPM best practices guides and finding virtually none, to my surprise, I resort to the community - I need to ensure that some users and groups exist after the ...
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Where can I find mailfromd RPM's for CentOS 6?

I have been trying to locate an RPM for GNU Mailfromd and it's dependencies and have been quite surprised to find it absolutely nowhere on the 'net. Only place I could find any RPM's were for ...
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Installing jre-8u51-linux-x64.rpm on SLES 11 SP3: Failed dependencies

I tried to update my Java installation on a SLES 11 SP3 system using rpm -i jre-8u51-linux-x64.rpm (for some reasons I want to run the original Java and not the IBM Java provided by SUSE) and I got ...
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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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why can't I install packages with rpm? I get “transaction lock”

I'm having problems with yum and I am trying to re-install it. I've download yum.3.2.0-40-el6.centos.noarch.rpm. When I try: $ rpm -ivh yum.3.2.0-40-el6.centos.noarch.rpm I get: error: can't ...
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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 ...