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Can rpm call an external script stored somewhere in the package during installation?

I have a package which is being retooled for in house purposes. Mostly making changes to the configuration files. The files need to be somewhat dynamic so changing the config files at source isn't ...
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How to determine which Berkeley DB version is used for RPM's database?

I am attempting to read and write the RPM database located in /var/lib/rpm under CentOS 5, and eventually other system types (CentOS 6, RHEL, etc.) The problem is that I don't know what version of ...
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How to pass options to RPM through YUM CLI?

I would like to pass the --excludepath option to RPM through YUM since YUM doesn't provide an option like that. The --excludepath option tells the rpm command to exclude all files that start with the ...
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Installed from source code, but when checking installed-version, it's showing old-version. How to reslove?

OS: Fedora 12, x86_64 [root@earth]# rpm -qa cmake cmake-2.6.4-5.fc12.x86_64 But I installed cmake-3.2.3 from source code. How to check installed version that is installed from source code? How to ...
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RPM installation %post macro works on terminal but not on GUI

I have created my own .rpm file. The installation works prefect on the command line but doesn't work properly when i am doing it from the GUI. The only thing that doesn't work from the GUI is the %...
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RPM to invoke browser post installation

I am creating an RPM installer for centos 6.5, After installation i want the RPM to invoke the browser and show the installation report. This installation report shows the details of how the ...
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YUM failing install; not recognizing JDK

I am attempting to install some packages using YUM. The command I am using is: sudo yum repo-pkgs [my repo] install This produces the following result: Error: Package: [package name] ([my repo]) ...
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How to remove an rpm package while keeping certain files

Had an issue where 64-bit and 32-bit httpd packages were installed. When one of the packages is uninstalled via yum remove, it removes certain shared files like /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf. Is there ...
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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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When to use arch vs. noarch when building RPMs?

Preface By building RPMs I do not mean compiling from source code. I purely mean taking a tar or a 'zip' file with source code or binaries and repackaging it as a RPM. I've been building RPMs from ...
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How to find through scripts that peer-to-peer file-sharing applications are installed in Linux?

We want to find out whether there is any peer-to-peer file sharing is installed on Linux machine. Some examples of these applications include - Napster Kazaa ARES Limewire IRC Chat Relay BitTorrent ...
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rpm --verify does not inform about missing file

I noticed there is a missing file in the MySQL installation in a RHEL server. I want to know if there are more missing files so I tried to use rpm --verify (or rpm -V), however it doesn't output ...
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How to corrupt rpmdb?

Yes, You read it right i actually want to corrupt RPMDB for testing purpose. I tried Googling it but all i got was to, how to rebuild it. So at last i tried rpm --rebuilddb and killed the process ...
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RPM build check-rpaths error 0x0001

While building my custom rpm package using the below mentioned command rpmbuild -v -bb test.specs I get the below error, + /usr/lib/rpm/check-rpaths /usr/lib/rpm/check-buildroot *******************...
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Iterating over an array in a shell script

I want to write code that reads a list of packages from an array and tells me whether the corresponding RPM is installed: ARRAY=( pkg-config python python-devel python-libs readline renderproto ...
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the following packages is nedded for installing audacity in fedora linux redhat 6

I want to install audacity in my machine (red hat 6 fedora), when I try to install the following error shows. How to fix this? flac-devel is needed by audacity-2.1.0-2.el6.i686 jack-audio-connection-...
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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 Requires group

During RPM installation under the Requires section of my spec file how do I install a group of things? For instance: Requires: Developer Tools which will pull from yum because I execute this like ...
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Getting Error in Dependency Resolution during installing vlc media player on centos7?

I was trying to install vlc on centos7 using yum install vlc as root user, But didn't succeed. I think previously I install wrong repository. I am getting following error. Following is only part ...
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Extract tree from cpio archive

I have an RPM contaning files in ./var/lib which I need to extract onto my filesystem on a Debian machine. I'm trying to do this: rpm2cpio myrpm.rpm | cpio -ivd ./var/lib Nothis is extracted. If I ...
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How to choose system user ID for custom packages (RedHat & compatible)?

How should I choose the proper uid (or gid) for system users being created in a custom .rpm package? The user will be used to run a daemon non-root. I think it's not acceptabe to let adduser choose ...
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Package file without .rpm or .tar.gz… What to do?

I'm busy installing ELK package on a few RHEL6 servers, but we have two mail servers which are still RHEL5 i386 servers. So I go to https://www.elastic.co/downloads/logstash and downloaded the Linux ...
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Why I can't update the source rpm?

I have following 2 packages installed on a Redhat Enterprise 7.0 instance bind-license-9.9.4-14.el7_0.1.noarch bind-libs-lite-9.9.4-14.el7_0.1.x86_64 The "repoquery -i" command tells me that the ...
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Changing manifest values in RPM built with FPM

I'm using the delightfully–named Effing Package Manager (FPM) to build RPMs and DEBs for a project. After publishing the generated RPM with createrepo, I noted the following lines in the generated ...
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RPM install add yum repository

Is it possible to add a yum repository as part of the Requires field on an RPM spec file? For instance: Requires: my_custom.repo, software.xyz (only available in my_custom.repo) If not what is the ...
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Dependencies problems installing VNC Server in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5

I'm triying to install VNC Server in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5. I have the .rpm of VNC Server, but it has a depedency with xterm, which I have the .rpm too. Trying to install xterm ...
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Is it ok to install CentOS rpm in fedora?

I want to try gitlab community edition in my fedora laptop. From the downloads page, it has binary packages for Ubuntu and CentOS 6 and CentOS 7. Which one should I be installing in fedora(release 21) ...
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Extracting Source RPMs in debian

I have a source RPM from which I would like to extract the source as closely as possible to "apt-get source PACKAGE". What are the available methods to do this?
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Repackage RPM with kernel

I am tinkering with CentOS 5.4 and upgrading the kernel to the latest 2.6.18 build 402. What I need to do is to rebuild the initrd to include a modified init script, then repackage it all into an RPM ...
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Clone Python from one linux machine to another

I want to run some of my python scripts on my new Linux (Centos 6.5) machine that I developed on another Linux machine (also Centos 6.5). But my problem is that my new machine is not having internet ...
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Why doesn't yum-builddep install all dependencies?

What worked for other packages, doesn't work for kernel. Why? First, sync: [git@dioptase SRPMS]$ ssh root@localhost yum-builddep /home/git/rpmbuild/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.32-431.el6.src.rpm Getting ...
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get the apache document root using shell script [duplicate]

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, the ...
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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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Install rpm file from a server

I understand how to install an rpm from a given url. Example: RUN yum -y install http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm So that is the easy part. My question is, how do I do the ...
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32-bit package from a repo that should only contain the 64 bit packages

Trying to a do install of some packages and it seems that it is trying to pull a 32-bit package from a 64-bit repo. Installing for dependencies: cyrus-sasl-lib i686 ...
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How to fetch source iproute(2.6.32.130) not patches

I want to look at the source of below package. [root@ovs-1 ~]# rpm -qa | grep iproute iproute-2.6.32-130.el6ost.netns.3.x86_64 I tried to install the src rpm as below, it showing below error. [...
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createrepo fails with headerRead failed message

I execute createrepo -v --update epel-dir/ and at package number 14173, the process fails with a Python stack trace complaining that: headerRead failed: Header sanity check: OK So, I thought ...
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Conflicting answers regarding package from rpm, yum and repoquery

I have a few packages on a RHEL 6.5 system which exhibit the following puzzling behavior: The package is installed; rpm -q reports the package as installed; yum search shows that the package is ...
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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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how to find which repo does one rpm package belong to

How to know which repo does one rpm package belong to? I searched the yum manual, and I didn't find the option. And it is useless to use yum list installed.
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Where to find the RPM file of GIMP for installation?

I wanted to install GIMP just like installing it on Windows using the exe or msi file. Where can I find the RPM file so I can just issue the command rpm -ivh gimp-2.8.14-x86_64.rpm I like to ...
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Bash script problem in RPM postinstall

I created an rpm package that extract a Node.js project into a specific folder and then I created a postinstall script that cd into that folder and perform an "npm install --production" #!/bin/bash ...
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rpm -V inner workings

I have an rpm file that is used to install a package I made the package consists of java classes and shell scripts to run these java classes, in a .run file. So the rpm essentially only contains a foo....
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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: http://...
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Where does zypper source-install put the sources?

When using a command like zypper source-install kwrite where does zypper install the sources to?
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Can I install ALL required rpm to run wine without root permission?

I am logged in on a redhat linux computer, and I don't have root permissions. I have tried running/installing wine on a folder using ./configure , which outputs: configure: error: X 32-bit ...
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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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Local installation of .rpms using YUM

I'm asking this question cautiously because I don't want to get this wrong. I have a program_name.rpm file saved locally on my server (CentOS 6.5). I have installed it previously just by navigating ...
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rpm -Uvh - How to replace modified config file

The question is a duplicate from Stackoverflow site I upgrade rpm package with rpm -Uvh command. Original and new configuration file is the same, but current file on disk has been changed. This ...
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upgrading Berkeley DB rpm in a Centos OS

I have a software which need Berkeley DB 4.5 or above. But in my CENTOS 5.11 x86_64 Server I have Package db4-4.3.29-10.el5_5.2.x86_64 already installed and latest version Package db4-4.3.29-10....