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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 ...
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When using createrepo can I place rpms in multiple directories?

When I use the createrepo command can I place RPMs (within the base dir) in multiple directories (think hierarchical) and still have yum recursively look at all the RPMs the directories within the ...
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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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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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What if I install redhat rpms into CentOS? Everything is fine?

I heard that there is a patch for CVE-6271, CVE-7169 - To redhat 5, bash-3.2-33.el5_11.4 - To centos 5, bash-3.2-33.el5_10.4 Now I'm wondering if I install redhat rpm into centos or vice versa. Is ...
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Unable to locate an installed package

I just created an RPM and scp'd it to one of my servers at work. I have went forward and done: sudo rpm --install supportScripts-0.1-1.noarch.rpm Everything installed fine. But when I go to locate ...
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Why does mysql server packages have perl dependencies in linux distros?

I'm trying to clean out some unneeded packages from one of my gentoo boxes with emerge --depclean, and I thought I had a few perl modules installed that none of my wanted packages should require. So, ...
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Does installing a .deb or .rpm package always add a repository to one's system?

Installing Google's .deb or .rpm Chrome package adds the Google repository to one's system for automatic updates. Does installing a .deb or .rpm package always add a repository to one's system? If ...
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Difference between yum update vs yum install

While working with the rpm command I noticed that if I installed some-package-1.0 and then performed another rpm -ivh some-package-1.1 both packages will be listed when I do a rpm -qa | grep ...
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Can capabilities for files be specified via cmake/cpack?

Since RPM 4.7, there has been the ability to specify that a file in an RPM package should be installed with capabilities set (via %caps). Is there a way to specify something like this via cmake/cpack ...
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Saxon rpm build fails due to “ant: command not found”

Hopefully this is a question I can ask this community. I'm currently working on building zookeeper-3.4.5-13 for a CentOS 5 environment. During this process I've been going down a long list of required ...
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libmpg123 bugging up yum

I had to manually install some dependencies in my fumbling attempts to get netflix working yesterday with pipelight, and ultimately failed. I uninstalled everything I installed during that process, ...
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Install packages in $HOME/usr

I'm looking to script use of rpm --relocate. How to change the default location packages are installed to - from user/local to $HOME/usr? Do I need to do it all manually (removing and reinstaling to ...
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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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make RPM recognize dependency built from source

I am trying to emulate an enviroment that has centos5 and tomcat6 (for some reason), which is a problem because there are no RPMs for tomcat6 which are compatible with centos5 available to me. I do ...
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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 can i recreate the YAST GUI in text file

I am new to Linux, have an OpenSUSE vm and want to list the applications installed. I know i can do a RPM cmd and ls {PATH//: /} seems to return a long list although it is full of non-application ...
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Install apache2-mod-mono-2.10

I am trying to install mod-mono for apache so that I can run C# asp.net websites from my server. The project I have is a .net 4 project. When I go into yast and select apache2-mod-mono for install ...
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How do I get UUENCODE to work?

I have a server that I have inherited that has an older version of Redhat installed due to software requirements and now there is a need to use UUENCODE to allow email attachments. The uuencode and ...
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Specify unpack location in RPM spec file

I have looked all over the Internet for an answer on this and am unable to get anything for it. I am building my own RPM and I need it to unpack certain files to specific directories. These ...
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“Suggest” to RPM install the UID of a user that is going to be created?

In an RPM it's possible to create a system account; is it possible to suggest the UID to use? For example; during the normal install say that the UID in use was going to be 100; but I want it to use ...
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Install Passenger on Scientific Linux 6.5 via RPM

According to this documentation passenger is a native yum package since RHEL6. Linux version and type [vagrant@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/*release Scientific Linux release 6.5 (Carbon) Scientific Linux ...
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RPM build errors

I am trying to build an RPM but when I use this command to build it: [root@vmdb SPEC]# rpmbuild -v -bb SPEC/supportScripts.spec I always get this error: Executing(%prep): /bin/sh -e ...
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What is the default behavior of %install?

I am attempting to build an RPM using the -bb flag (%prep %build %install %check package). This is the output of the %install step: Executing(%install): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.2kgeNY + umask 022 ...
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How do I create an RPM package that would fail a YUM transaction if certain creteria are met

I'm trying to package a product consisting of many packages. I'm successful with writing all the spec files, the dependencies between the packages and so on. They're all installed and work fine. The ...
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How to verify one file of a package, not the RPM itself

For instance, can I somehow use rpm to verify that /etc/pam.d/system-auth is unchanged since it was installed on the system? I know I can do this with an entire RPM, but I want to know if I can do ...
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Unable to uninstall an rpm on RHEL6

I'm trying to remove a package from a system I am responsible for. Everytime I try it fails, though. The error it give is Error in PREUN scriptlet in rpm package vmware-open-vm-tools-xorg-utilities ...
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Requires: perl(Compress::Raw::Zlib) = 2.052

Im trying to run a yum update but getting stopped by dependencies. I have installed rpmforge el6 which i need for other packages. Error: Package: perl-IO-Compress-2.052-1.el6.rfx.noarch ...
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yum: RPM dependency tree

I'm going to install an RPM package and I can see that some of dependencies requires X server libraries to be installed as well. I'm absolutely sure that the package I need is a server software and ...
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Missing dependency during rpm install

When I install CodeAnalsyt, i get a failed dependency on libbfd-2.20.51 on Centos 6.3. Binutils is installed on my system and the failed dependency does exists at ...
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Is there is a PPA-service equivalent in the Fedora world?

For Ubuntu there is this convenient PPA service available where you can get your own package repository. You can put there source packages which are under an open source license, e.g. development ...
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rpm temp file question (rpm-tmp)

When installing an RPM on CentOS, I receive the following error message: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.44492: line 578: [: too many arguments The trouble I'm having is that /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.xxxxx file is always ...
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bash script to verify rhel patching

we have several redhat servers which we patch from redhat satellite. To avoid confusion, I'll use the term "host" to denote the server which is being patched. We have a script, say, patch.sh, which ...
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facing issue while installing oracle Database 11g on rhel5 And SOA

While installing required rpms for both SOA and Oracle the below rpms are conflicting with each other glibc-devel-2.5-49.x86_64.rpm and glibc-devel-2.5-24.i386.rpm How can I fix it? one package gets ...
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Is there an all-in-one command for RPM to downgrade a package to an older version?

I want to downgrade a couple RPMs. Is there a switch combination for that? For example, when upgrading, I usually run rpm -Uvh foo.rpm but my understanding is that the -U switch means that it only ...
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package manager with staging

my goal is to configure mirror-repository for packages (rpm, deb) which will have some features: staging (developing,testing,production) capability to back/forward stage doesn't take so much space ...