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

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What problems should I expect when adding a CentOS yum repository to RHEL?

I've added the CentOS 6 Updates yum repository to my RHEL 6.4 machine. That's because RHEL doesn't ship with the php-snmp package - and the easiest one to find is on the CentOS site. Anyways, this ...
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How can I find out where an RPM came from?

I have an RPM that is sitting on a server I inherited. On the server is an RPM that is needed for one of the applications that it runs. xmlrpc-epi-0.54.2-1.x86_64.rpm Rather than using this ...
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Uninstall JDK rpm to reinstall

Where do I find the JDK install to uninstall? @terdon had explained using an rpm type download so it would be easier to uninstall, but I cannot find it.
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Rebuilding RPM results in “invalid numeric value”

I am attempting to add some config changes to Bash and repackage it as an RPM in CentOS x86. This is not something I've done before, so I'm at the mercy of info I've found around the internet. I am ...
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How to handle a mass rpmbuild for a new distribution?

How could I define and initiate a mass rpmbuild for a coresystem of a new distro? Which requisites beyond rpmbuild-dir are needed?
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What does rpm -H do?

I came across someone's RPM command that wrote: rpm -ivH .... and then noticed that option -H is not documented anywhere. Command rpm -H no longer works with newer version of rpm, however it runs ...
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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 keep the content of the BuildRoot?

The good old rpm while building package in steps simply kept the content of the BuildRoot -- it was very useful for me, because if some piece of software was difficult to create, I could check ...
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How do I find out which RPM was used to install PHP?

I have PHP installed on a server and I'd like to know which RPM it was build off of (webtatic or remi). How do I find this out. Also, how would I find out if and when that changed?
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What does the line $(rpm -E %fedora) mean?

I'm trying to add a new repository to my Fedora and was asked to introduce the following command: su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck ...
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How to install cpp in RHEL 6.3?

I want to install gcc in RHEL 6.3, but it has cpp dependencies. So I go to cpp rpm download page, but it has no rpm for 6.3 version: Is there any other way to install cpp in RHEL 6.3?
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Looking for the path of a particular file provided by a particular rpm in a spec

I want to know the path of apxs provided by httpd-devel, on a machine that might have other copies of apxs, that would be resolved by which first. I can be reasonably confident this command will work: ...
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Error on application install: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory

When I executed a command to install an application, the following error occurred /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory I was not aware on how to fix this problem. I ...
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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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What's .deb and .rpm and how is it different from .msi?

What are these file formats and how do they differ from the .msi format in Windows? Also what are the pros and cons of these package management schemes?
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rpmbuild library register for 'requires'

Big Picture: I am building an in-house rpm for a customized php. I build an rpm which works, but generate library requirements that I can't seem to meet without using 'nodeps', which I want to avoid ...
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How to rebuild /etc/cron.d on CentOS?

I installed an RPM on a CentOS machine that was supposed to merge its own files contained in a /etc/cron.d structure with the current /etc/cron.d. However it replaced the current contents. I believe ...
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Centos 6.4. building rpm for cups 1.7

I try to build rpm from source by running rpmbuild -ta cups-1.7.0-source.tar.gz --without dbus but get Processing files: cups-1.7.0-1.x86_64 error: File not found: ...
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How do I patch an rpm in SLES and automatically rebuild it when updates are available?

I applied a patch to a source RPM, built it and installed the resulting package. All good. But now every time the package gets updated, it gets overwritten with the unpatched version from the official ...
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CentOS installation rpms 5.5 vs. 6.4

I am migrating from CentOS 5.5 to 6.4 and have a custom installation that installs specific RPMs. The problem I running into is that some RPMs from CentOS 5.5 are no longer in the 6.4 distribution, ...
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Installing mono on open suse

I'm trying to install mono on my open suse linux. I downloaded the latest rpm packages from the mono page and tried to install the mono-core package with the --test attribute rpm -ivh --test ...
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Upgrading Red Hat 9 (Shrike) kernel manually

I am following the instructions here on how to manually perform a kernel upgrade in Red Hat. The current Kernel RPM's are: kernel-2.4.20-8 kernel-headers is not installed kernel-ibcs is not ...
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setting up yum in stripped down linux

I have a box that contains minimal binaries needed to run Scientific Linux. What I want to do is to install additional programs. I could get rpm installed and tried to install yum but resolving those ...
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RPM: failed jre dependency, even though that JRE version is installed

I am trying to install a package, and it fails reporting a missing dependency: # rpm -ivh * error: Failed dependencies: jre >= 1.7.0 is needed by Tomcat-7.0.37-1.noarch At the same time, ...
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Build bash (or alternate linux package) with custom binary/doc name

I am trying to build Bash 4.2 as an RPM package for use on Enterprise Linux 5 systems, which come by default with 3.2.25. This works successfully, however, I want both versions to co-exist on the ...
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CentOS 6 and Fedora Repositories

I did a Google search and couldn't find the specific answer to my questions. I know CentOS and Fedora are extremely similar. Would a Fedora repository (i.e. ...
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Is it stable to use epel and rpmforge in the same time?

So after a fresh Scientific Linux 6.3 Desktop install, I: yum install rpmforge-release && yum update and yum install epel-release.noarch then: yum install wine gparted cups-pdf ...
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Download ALL rpms for a product

I have two CentOS machines, one 6.3 box (A), and another CentOS 6.1. (B) 6.3 box is with internet connection, 6.1 box is without internet connection. I want to download ALL dependencies of a product ...
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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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Yum user temp files (/var/tmp/yum*) fills up with repo data

On my rhel6 system, non-sudo users can do yum check-update. Files are then placed in /var/tmp/yum[user]*/ . The repodata there gets quite large. Can I: Configure the location? Configure yum so it ...
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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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RPMDB broke after a yum update in fedora 19?

A sudo yum update operation got interrupted and after a yum-complete-transaction was tried again I got this message: Transaction check error: file /usr/libexec/sssd/sssd_pac from install of ...
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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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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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How does RPM handle file locations?

I am trying to create a .spec file for creating mapserver as an rpm package. I am building on an RHEL6 64-bit server. I am a bit new to the whole concept, so bear with me if I am not seeing something ...
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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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Installer packages: .bin, -rpm.bin, tar, tar.z

Is it correct that most of Unix&Linux software supports x-copy deployment? If I download the installation package and uncompress the files into a particular directory - would that be enough to ...
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Installing developer libraries for Fedora 19 without internet connection

I am trying to use Fedora 19 on my Lenovo yoga 13. A common issue with this setup is that the laptop's wifi does not work out of the box on any linux distribution yet. This question and also this ...
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CentOS: List the installed RPMs by date of installation/update?

I'm on a CentOS 4 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 pass parameters from %prep to %build?

I have the following problem: In the %prep, I run a command that returns a value. I want to be able to use this value in the %build. I was not able to do it with macros, because %global gets its ...
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Where can I find updated TAR.rpm for Oracle VM Server?

I'm using tar for my incremental backup script on Oracle VM Server 3.2.2 and it comes with tar 1.15.1 I need this command: tar -cf drive-C.full.tar --no-check-device \ ...
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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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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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How to upgrade Magic Box?

I'm running Magic Box on Virtualbox. Magic Box is a portuguese Linux System, based off of SuSE. At least, that's what it said on the Linux Family Tree. The version I have is V.12. There's the most ...
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How to unpack, modify, rebuild and install a SRPM

I would like to modify a Fedora 15 package (gnome-shell-extensions-alternative-status-menu). It's a small modification (reverting this commit). Using yumdownloader I'm able to download a SRPM ...
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How should I compile a dev package from source? [duplicate]

I need to use a package X. X depends on Y so I need the dev package of Y (Y-dev). I also have Y's source. How may I compile Y-dev from Y's source? If this question is incoherent please point me in ...
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How to install MySql on Red Hat 6.1?

I am trying to install MySQL-server-5.6.12-1.el6.i686.rpm on a Red Hat Enterprise 6.1 server. I receive the following error: rpm -Uvh MySQL-server-5.6.12-1.el6.i686.rpm error: Failed dependencies: ...
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Download the Complete Linux Kernel Collection

I am wanting to download EVERY version of the Linux kernel as source code, Debian files, and RPM files. Where can I find a single site where I can download them all at once? If that is not possible, I ...
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How to solve a file path as a failed dependancy when installing a RPM?

I have a RHEL 6 server without any internet access that is missing a cron installation. I am tyring to install crontabs like this but i get this error: [root@netsrvr01 cron.d]# rpm -ivh ...
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Where do installed RPMs go?

I download and install packages on my Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 machine using YUM package manager in command-line mode. When I install apk files on my Android phone, they go to /data/app ...