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How to configure my enviorment in such a way that a proper (different from the system one) version of library is used

I guess that this question is a borderline between ServerFault and StackOverflow and this site. But I think that U&L is most relevant. I have some C++ code that depends on a library in version X ...
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yum installs an old version of cmake

For some reason when I run yum to get cmake it will install an older version. Could it be because my repo list is not complete? I'm on CentOS 6 using a minimal desktop install from the non-net install ...
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USB flash drive file transfers seem to hang multiple times during file transfer

I've got Scientific Linux 6.4 Installed (RHEL6.4) and am having trouble transferring to and from USB flash drives... Transfer seems to hang multiple times during transfer to the device, and transfer ...
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How can I get TLSv1.2 support in Apache on RHEL6/CentOS/SL6?

I'd like to have TLSv1.2 support in Apache on my Scientific Linux 6 (RHEL6 rebuild) server. Is there some semi-supported pathway to getting this working? Preferably with minimal custom rebuilding. ...
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What would be the “apt-cache show” equivalent on RHEL *without* requiring sudo/su?

How can I query the local package cache of yum on RHEL (and derivatives) without requiring superuser privileges? Note: I am not interested in running an update of the package cache up front. All I am ...
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Why does Red Hat Linux use such an old kernel?

Why does RHEL (and its derivatives) use such an old kernel? It uses 2.6.32-xxx, which seems old to me. How do they support newer hardware with that kernel? As far as I know these kind of distributions ...
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Fast encryption for home directory with Scientific Linux (ala' RedHat)

I have a T61 with C2D T7300 CPU/4 GByte RAM. I has SL 6.3 on it, and I ticked the encrypt VG during install. If I start a "normal" windows xp on it, its ~slow.. so.. I need a little performance boost ...
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Running programs as root with my own password in Scientific Linux

In Debian-derived Linux distros, if you are not root but are authorized in /etc/sudoers, GNOME will ask you for your own password to allow privileged operations. However, Scientific Linux asks you ...
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Activate WiFi on runlevel 3 startup

I am running SL6. During GNOME session, the wifi is connected as soon as I login, however the same does not happen until I login. The situation further worsens in runlevel 3 where the wifi is not ...
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How do I check if a distribution is Fedora-based?

The Python M2Crypto library requires a slightly different installation command if the Linux distribution is Fedora-core based (e.g., Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux). Is there a way to check ...
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New SL6 system: No hostname?

This is in regards to Scientific Linux 6.1 system, but should also apply to CentOS 6.1 & RHEL 6.1. I am setting up a new Scientific Linux 6.1 system, using kickstart and DHCP (via xCAT). This ...
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: /boot/grub/menu.lst or /boot/grub/grub.conf?

I have a brand new Scientific Linux 6 system, but this same question should apply to CentOS 6, RHEL6 or any RHEL6-derivative. I see that /boot/grub contains a menu.lst as well as a grub.conf file. ...
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Change /dev/sd* for USB Linux install?

I am trying to install Scientific Linux 6.1 (which is literally RedHat Enterprise Linux without the branding) by booting its installer from my USB drive. The installer starts fine, but two things ...
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Package repository for which Fedora version would be best match for RHEL / CentOS / Scientific Linux 6.0?

I am using Scientific Linux 6.0, which is based on RHEL (RedHat) 6.0. I want to install some package (LXDE), which is present in repositories for Fedora, but which I didn't found either in Scientific ...
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Centos or Scientific Linux

When I need to create a new server I've always chosen Centos mainly for it's compatibility with Red Hat which i consider the standard de-facto for the general purpose linux server. Now the problem is ...