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How to make an rpm package that installs a Java environment if needed

I'm very new to RPM packaging and I'm curious if, during the installation of one RPM it is possible to conditionally install another RPM if needed. In a nutshell. My RPM requires a particular JRE. ...
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How can I build a rpm for i386 target on a x86-64 machine?

I am building an rpm using rpmbuild command as: rpmbuild -bb --root <DIRECTORY> --target i386 --define "_topdir <DIRECTORY>" <specfile>.spec When I use my SLED 10 SP3 x86 machine, ...
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How can I specify OS-conditional build requirements in an RPM spec file?

I am trying to work my way around with the BuildPrereq flag in the spec files. I want a few pre-requisites to be included if the OS is of a particular version. something like if os == fedora 4 ...
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RPM fails to uninstall using sudo rpm -e

I have encountered a strange and annoying problem when trying to uninstall certain in-house generated rpm packages using sudo. When I do the following: sudo rpm -e mypackage rpm -qa | grep ...
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CentOS 4.8 and glibc 2.5

How would I go about installing glibc 2.5 on CentOS 4.8? I know CentOS 4.8 has been EOL'd, which is all good and well. However, the environment that I am working in is using this version, and will ...
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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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rpmbuild error: Symlink points to BuildRoot

In the package that I'm building, there are symbolic links within the Buildroot directory. For instance this: /home/sg/impkg/buildroot/dir1/bin/w_be -> /home/sg/impkg/buildroot/dir2/targ/be ...
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Prelink warning in output of rpm -Va

I have run the following as root on a RHEL 4 box to get a list of the modified files: rpm -Va The output includes lines such as: prelink: /tmp/#prelink#.60m2Jq: Recorded 2 dependencies, now seeing ...
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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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Can I use grep matches to execute command?

I need to upgrade php from 5.3 to 5.4. I've installed it with rpm. I want clean install: delete all 5.3 packages, and install all necessary 5.4. Here is the command to see all installed packages: rpm ...
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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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Which Red Hat Enterprise Linux packages for CentOS?

I want to use a Red Hat Enterprise Linux RPM software package on CentOS 5.6, but I don't know which version of RHEL works with CentOS 5.6. RHEL 4 = CentOS 4? RHEL 5 = CentOS 5? ...
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rpmbuild: Is there a way to specify recommended packages

So, search as I might, I can't find anything about specifying recommended packages in a spec file. I wouldn't even consider it possible if I hadn't seen it in the spec file for Mono 2.10.9. It reads ...
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RPM subpackage name

Is it possible to make a subpackage without the inherited prefix from the master package? I have a project that has a single install and need to split this into multiple packages, but the subpackages ...
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RedHat RPM file collision

Let's assume I have two RPM packages named 1.rpm and 2.rpm. Both of them want to put a file test into /usr/bin, but both of them use a different version of test. Of course I would like to have both ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Why is “dir-or-file-in-usr-local” an error rather than a warning?

I'm building some rpm packages and checking for standards and style conformance using rpmlint. The packages are specific to systems at my place of work and they won't get pushed upstream. Our ...
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Replacing libpng-devel (1.5.3) with libpng12-devel RPMs on CentOS

I have a CentOS 6.4 box with a lot of other RPMs. I want to replace libpng-devel with libpng12.devel. If I do an rpm -e libpng-devel I get the following: error: Failed dependencies: ...
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Obtaining/Packaging RPM dependencies for Fedora/RHEL linux application — no network access

I currently have an RPM file with 2-3 dependencies specified in the 'Requires' section. When this application is installed using yum, it works fine and the dependencies are installed if they are ...
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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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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 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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is there a “xdotool” rpm available for Centos Linux?

It seems to be extremely difficult to install xdotool on CentOS because of it's requirements. such as yum groupinstall 'Development Tools' -y yum install libXi-devel libXtst-devel libXinerama-devel ...
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What is the easiest way to install Meld on RedHat Linux RHEL 5.4?

My company has RedHat RHEL 5.4 on the Linux box, and I need to install Meld on it. How can it be done? $ sudo yum install meld No package meld available. Nothing to do $ sudo yum search meld No ...
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Removing information such as soft links from an RPM package on Linux

I provide an RPM package that contains both 32-bit and 64-bit applications, and can be installed in either mode, i.e. on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. As the package contains both applications, ...
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How to force rpm to check dependencies during upgrade?

We have a current version of our software that has a dependency on MySQL 5.1 and this is specified in the RPM requires. For our new version, we now require MySQL 5.5 and specify this in the RPM ...
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Python 2.7 on CentOS 5

Are there any half-official repositories for CentOS 5 with Python 2.7? EPEL provides only Python 2.6
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unresolved dependencies of bz* files for rpm make from source

I am trying to do a build of rpm from source. I got through the ./configure and ran through a good chunk of make. Unfortunately I keeping getting stopped up on undefined references to bzerror, ...
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TexLive and RHEL 6 — can I install 2011 *in addition* to 2007?

Our environment is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. By default, RHEL 6 comes with a version of TexLive from 2007. A user would like one of the extensions to TexLive ("PDFTex") to be updated. From ...
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reposync exclude subdirs from mirror

Is there a way to make the reposync command ignore a subdir of a public repo when mirroring it ? It seems to only want to sync on the url that has the /repodata/ & /repoview/ dirs, but i'm ...
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Problems with YUM/Scientifix Linux 6.3 (inconsistent rpm database?..)

Recently I saw this: [root@NOTEBOOK /etc/yum.repos.d] yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto, security Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile epel/metalink ...
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/proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs error

I am building a CentOS 6.2 webserver on a Hyper-V Cluster and have hit a major issue. The current setup is this: Operating System: CentOS 6.2. Minimal Server Install Installed software includes: ...
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RPM package naming convention

I'm a little confused with RPM package naming. When I do: vickey@tb:/usr/include$ rpm -qf event.h libevent-devel-2.0.10-2.fc15.i686 And: vickey@tb:/usr/include$ repoquery --list ...
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Unpacking kernel-source rpm off-system (OpenSuse)?

I'm using OpenSuse 11.2 from a LiveUSB USB flash/stick, which arguably has not much place on it. I need to get the Linux sources for this version of OpenSuse, as they are needed to build a driver for ...
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Using YUM or installing APT on CentOS

I am having trouble with a centOS machine I am using. I need some packages, including john the ripper, but yum cannot find the packages. When I type sudo yum install john, I get back the nothing to ...
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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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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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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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Any way to register source-built software with rpm/yum database?

When I install a software from its binary package using rpm or yum, I can later query for meta-information (rpm -qi PACKAGE, rpm -ql PACKAGE, ...) and can uninstall it (rpm -e PACKAGE). But with the ...
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How to list RPM packages installed in order of installation date [duplicate]

I'd like to see a list of software installed in the order of the date they were installed. The order doesn't matter (newest to oldest & vice-versa) as long as they're arranged by date. I'm mainly ...
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How can a version of a package conflict with itself?

I want to install fillup and get: rpm -i fillup-1.42-268.1.x86_64.rpm file /usr/bin/fillup conflicts between attempted installs of \ fillup-1.42-268.1.x86_64 and fillup-1.42-268.1.x86_64 ...
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rpmbuild: How can I 'Require' one package *or* another

So, I'm trying to fix a spec file right now for rpmbuild. On Suse, it looks like the X11 library development package is named "xorg-x11-libX11-devel" while on CentOS it seems to be named ...
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How to link Requires to BuildRequires in rpm spec?

Let's say I have such Requires entries: Requires: a Requires: b Requires: c and now I would like to state, that: BuildRequires: <<Requires>> meaning, that for build I require ...