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

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How to know what packages I'm missing?

A while ago I made my own distro of Linux using SuseStudio and may have left out some important packages. Apps like gnome-software and gnome-music don't work The computer runs really high process ...
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listing package dependents

I stupidly did "yum remove python" which also ended up removing all the packages that required python as well. Luckily, I have access to another Linux machine that is a near clone of this machine, ...
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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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Problems installing Chrome in SLED 11

I'm trying to install Google Chrome on my OS, but when I execute the .rpm, I got this error: google-chrome-stable-35.0.1916.153-1.x86_64 requires libX11.so.6 (64bit), but this requirement cannot be ...
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Does “rpm --test” verifies the dependencies too?

The manual only says "--test" only checks for conflicts: hostname:~/foo# rpm -ivh --test jdk-6u2-linux-i586.rpm Preparing... ################# [100%] hostname:~/foo # Our question: ...
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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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Error when tryhing to rebuild an RPM

I just use Linux for a LAMP server. I'm currently installing Apache 2.4 on CentOS 6.4 (x64). How do I resolve this error below? rpmbuild: arguments to --root (-r) must begin with a / ...
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Rebuilt kmod package not updating via `YUM` but is via `rpm`

I have built a package with the following version: kmod-dahdi-linux 10:2.9.1.1-75_shmz65.1.11.2.6.32_431.el6.i686 Which should be an upgrade of the one installed on the system: kmod-dahdi-linux ...
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Can't installing RPM package intltool?

I want to install on my Linux Red Hat machine (6.3 64 bit) the rpm - intltool-0.41.0-1.1.el6.src.rpm. For some unclear reason I get this: /var/tmp]# rpm -i intltool-0.41.0-1.1.el6.src.rpm ...
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Detecting RHEL/RPM based distros

I'm trying to write a script to detect if it's being run on RHEL/RPM based distros. I've faced some odd systems configured such that both dpkg and rpm are installed, so doing a which rpm isn't a ...
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Installing RHEL6.5 by swapping RPMs

BACKGROUND So I've been tasked with updating a system from RHEL6.0 to RHEL6.5 via a bootable USB. Due to size limitation, I've stripped (using the rpm -e command to prevent dependency errors) ...
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Public key for git-…rpm is not installed

When attempting to install git (and probably other packages), I get this error: $ sudo yum -y install git Installing: git x86_64 1.7.11.3-1.el6.rfx ...
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Making a RPM package without the source

Say, I have a certain program that I need to convert to an RPM package. The source is not available to me, for various reasons. However, it seems that RPM packages cannot be made if one doesn't have ...
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Why does file ownership matter within an RPM or DEB package?

Context: I'm trying to convert a .deb package to .rpm using alien, I use this command: $ alien -r foo.deb but it complains thusly: > Warning: alien is not running as root! > Warning: ...
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Create an RPM to distrubute custom SELinux policy

I have created two custom SELinux Policy modules to allow rsyslog to parse audit.log. Can I create an RPM of these two policies to distribute to 300+ clients? Is there a better way to go about this? ...
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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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Upgrading kernel 2.6.18 to 2.6.32 on CentOS 5.10

I've been looking on Google for 4 hours and I can't find a solution to my problem. I have a computer running CentOS 5.10 using Kernel 2.6.18-371.9.1.el5 and I would like to upgrade my kernel to ...
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Install RPM file on Arch Linux?

I want to install sqldeveloper from Oracle on Arch Linux. The only Linux download option is RPM. I am not interested in using arch repositories to install sqldeveloper. I can only use what the vendor ...
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How do I force yum to install without prompting the user, using bash?

I'm writing a bash script to install php5.4 and I'd like to automate this for a test VM. The rpm command I have is: rpm -Uvh http://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/el5/latest.rpm yum install php54w Now, in ...
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What does this regular expression do?

I have been provided a %post script inside a spec file to edit a config file (called foo). I have ben tasked with writing another, almost identical script to edit a file called 'bar'. While my ...
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How do you add a package (or a mirror?) if the .rpm you're looking for isn't available in your VM build of CentOS?

I have yum and rpm, and I really only know how to install packages using these commands. When I tried to yum install figlet on a new CentOS6 virtual machine it couldn't find it in the mirrors list. I ...
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Cannot install Snort 2.9.6.1 due to “Not a compatible architecture”

I have Centos 6.5 installed on a Dell Inspirion Intel chip. When I entered uname -a I got Linux family.room 2.6.32-431.el6.i686 #1 SMP Fri Nov 22 00:26:36 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux I ...
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create an RPM so that install will edit a config file using a shell command [duplicate]

I have a RPM spec file. How can I make it so that after the RPM installs, a random string is injected into one of the configuration files? For example: The RPM installs the binaries and config ...
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How do I determine which configuration options an rpm package is built with?

This is my first question and I'm still pretty new so please forgive me if I've missed or botched something, or if this is an obvious solution. I'm using CentOS 5.8 (yes I know it's ancient) and ...
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CentOS: what impact does a kernel update have?

When running this on CentOS 6: yum update I get this: --> Finished Dependency Resolution Error: Package: 2:irqbalance-1.0.4-6.el6.x86_64 (base) Requires: kernel >= 2.6.32-279 ...
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Install NCDU on Scientific from EPEL

Introduction The commands specified in the answers to this question and this documentation have been applied to install NCDU on Scientific using EPEL without success. According to this documentation ...
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How to install/remove/upgrade .rpm packages on Red Hat?

I am new to linux, and at the university we are using this distribution to mount servers on VM, but I need to install a package that is missing in my virtual machine that is running Red Hat, but how ...
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How to automatically accept epel gpg key

The very first time that I install a package from epel, I am prompted if I want to import a GPG key. Notice how there are 2 'Is this ok' prompts when installing redis? [root@us-devops-build02 ...
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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 ...
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How do you create RPM from .spec file?

I'm attempting to create an RPM from a spec file that was provided here: http://sauron.jyu.fi/docs/manual/x191.html Having not used rpm much, I assume that I execute the command rpmbuild and point ...
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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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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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What do all the letters and numbers in a Red Hat RPM version number mean e.g. openssl-devel-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.1?

What do all the letters and numbers in the rpm name openssl-devel-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.1 mean? I recognize the openssl-devel-0.9.8e part because that's the same number applied by the developement team at ...
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How to install mysql-server 5.6 on RHEL 5.8 (when MySQL-server 5.0 is already installed)

I want to install mysql-server 5.6 on RHEL 5.8, but when trying rpm -i or rpm -Uvh it complains that I already have version 5.0 on there. I am happy to replace, upgrade or install another instance. ...
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Pre-compiled Finale substitute for Fedora 20?

I recently lost my dual-booted HDD (with both Linux and Windows). It did some weird stuff and started changing all files to read-only on every start-up. So, I bought a new HDD and put Fedora 20 on it. ...
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Editing Spec file in RPM

I'm trying to edit a spec file which always fails when I try to install it on other computer using RPM. I'm using CentOS. Here is the error. error: Failed dependencies: perl(ActsUtil) is needed by ...
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What causes a csh script to sometimes not source /etc/csh.cshrc?

I have a csh post-installation script that is executed from an rpm %post with its interpreter line set to #!/bin/csh (without the -f option). This should cause the file /etc/csh.cshrc to be read ...
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Installing ack on cpanel

I need to install ack on an instance of whm/cpanel (I have root access as it is a VPS) but I have not found any information on how to do that. I tried to install it using the WHM RPM manager, but the ...
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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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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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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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Public key problem when installing ovirt on aws

I started an instance on AWS with centos 6.4. I ran the following two commands: $ yum localinstall http://resources.ovirt.org/releases/ovirt-release.noarch.rpm $ yum -y install ovirt-engine I got ...
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How do you separate /bin and /sbin when making an RPM?

I'm trying to make a redis RPM using fpm When I run the following commands, all binaries are installed to /tmp/installdir/usr/local/bin cd /tmp/redis2-8 PREFIX=/tmp/installdir/usr/local/ make ...
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How to decide what to mention in .spec file 'Requires: ' filed

I am new in building rpm package.For Creating RPM for my binary I have following dependancies: [tejas@target]$ ldd exe linux-vdso.so.1 => (0x00007fff85bff000) libQtWebKit.so.4 => ...
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Linux Fedora 20: how do I deal with “ import read failed(2)”?

I have been struggling to get yum to work when trying to install emacs in my recent installation of Fedora 20, and posted the question, on this site. "How can I get yum and the internet browser to ...
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Centralized package management for RPM based distro

We have about 6 servers under Linux CentOS. And I want to have possibility to view (best will be some web-interface, but console-only useful too) outdated packages, which can be updated and have all ...
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Where are RPM postinstall scripts located?

I have found a bug in an RPM that I have been provided. rpm -qp --scripts foo.rpm > /tmp/badscript cat /tmp/badscript postinstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh): ... if [ 'some bug' == true ].... I ...
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RPM specfile for C/C++ project: how do I know how to fill in Requires and BuildRequires fields?

I have several C/C++ projects with sources and makefiles and I'm trying to pack them into rpms. Defining the dependencies for the created packages has become a problem for me. Concretely I need to ...
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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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rpm query does not give complete provided capabilities (commands)

For example, I know /usr/sbin/agetty is provided by the util-linux package with the following command: $ rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/sbin/agetty util-linux-2.24.1-1.fc20.x86_64 Then I would like to ...