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Why does a yum package update replaces my yum-cron config files?

Usually, when applying package updates via yum update, rpm is 'intelligent' enough to respect my changes to configuration files under /etc. (It basically looks at the mtime, compares it and depending ...
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force zypper to install a specific version

i have my own personal repo with older versions of rpms in it. If i want to install boost-license version 1.36.0.11.17 i do the following zypper install boost-license=1.36.0-11.17 this seems to be ...
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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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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 0%{?...
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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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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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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 does rpm resolve library dependencies?

I try to make a package of a program which is linked to such library (output from ldd): libwx_baseu-2.8.so.0 => /usr/lib64/wx-2.8-wxcontainer/libwx_baseu-2.8.so.0 Pretty straightforward, right?...
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Find files not installed by RPM package manager

Is there some way to find out all the files on a given system that weren't installed via RPM? I understand that I can brute force this myself using something like rpmquery -f in a script that loops ...
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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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What are gpg-pubkey* packages?

I compared the packages list reported by RPM and YUM on a CentOS 6 and 7. I noticed the lists were slightly different (same issue with RHEL). See Listing installed packages with yum and rpm mismatch ...
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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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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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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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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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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, bzwrite,...
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Can't install man pages on minimal Centos Docker container

I have a minimal Centos 7 Docker image, and I'm trying to get some man pages on it to help in debugging my Dockerfile. Out of the box, it doesn't have much: # man ls No manual entry for ls Per this ...
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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 libmfx-...
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How to force rpm and yum to fail if a GPG signature is missing or cannot otherwise be verified?

How can I force rpm and yum to fail if a GPG signature is missing from a package or otherwise cannot be verified due to a missing key? For the example below, assume the RPM has been signed but the key ...
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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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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 libevent-devel....
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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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How To Locate Dependencies Needed by RPM Packages

I am trying to deal with keeping our RHEL 5 server patched up, but also dealing with our security constraints. This particular server is not allowed to talk to the Internet. So yum isn't really an ...
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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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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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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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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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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 "libX11-...
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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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Turn a bash and php script into a distributable rpm

I'm semi unix knowledgeable and I want to be able to call down an rpm from my server, run it with something like rpm -i , and have access to the script anywhere. The script is a combination awk and ...
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Updating kernel but not packages

I need to update the kernel from version 2.6.30 to 2.6.37. I'm going to just compile the kernel and kernel modules for this architecture and boot it. But also there are a lot of packages installed, ...
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Why am I gettting errors about unpackaged files while trying to build an rpm?

Trying to package up wget-1.13.tar.gz into a rpm (I am re-learning this process) and I'm running into these errors when I do a dry run. error: Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found: /etc/wgetrc /...
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How to automatically add new path to $PATH variable after RPM packet installation?

I want to automatically add a new path to the $PATH variable each time when my RPM package is installed. I tried to use a post installation script in the my RPM. Here is the part of RPM spec file ...
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Extract the spec file out of an RPM

I have an RPM that I built. And I am looking to figure out how to extract the Spec file out of it. I have tried: rpm --scripts -qp sampleBuild.rpm That didn't work. Does anyone know the proper ...
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get the apache document root using shell script

I am creating an RPM and in the pre stage, I want to determine apache's document root so I can copy the web application files there. First, I check if apache is installed. If apache is installed, ...
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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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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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How to convert binary installer into rpm?

There are times when all you have is binary installer. I hate them because once installed it is quite difficult to uninstall such software, and since my distro (openSUSE 11.4) is rpm-based it is hard ...
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How should I search for packages to install on CentOS 5.5?

Backstory: Recently, it was explained to me that to upgrade any package via terminal on a linux machine, I will need to use the distributions package management system to install or upgrade the ...
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How to fix GPG key retrieval failed: [Errno 14]?

I'm using Centos 6.5 and when I want to install packages from yum I get this error: GPG key retrieval failed: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-puias How can I fix ...
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How to list packages with files in a particular directory?

I'm switching to CentOS from another distribution, and I'm not used to working with yum. I'd like to know if there's a way to know which installed packages have files in a directory. For example I'd ...
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Check which RPMs depend on this package

I want to get a list of packages which depend on requested package. For example, I want to get all packages, which depend on telnet. I came up with this script: for i in `rpm -qa | sort`; do rpm -...
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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 /var/tmp/rpm-...
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Create an RPM to distribute a 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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specify PREFIX location when running make

I need to install redis 2.8.x into a specific directory so I can later use fpm to create an rpm. From my research, it seems that this should be possible by using make PREFIX= mkdir /tmp/installdir ...