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Is it normal that Fedora's yum list kernel-* shows two versions of kernel being used?

Is it true that the following shows that two versions of the kernel are being used? (Is the bold face -- the one enclosed in ** showing what is currently loaded / used). Basically, I just created a ...
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How to merge config files interactively after “yum update”

After system packages are updated with "yum update", config files which could not be overwritten are not replaced, but we can find *.rpmnew files near by. By design system administrator must merge ...
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Centos rpm -qa vs yum list installed

I want to have server b to have exactly the same setup as server a. My plan is to have a list of all installed things on server a and install it by using the list on server b something like : yum ...
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Can I “yum upgrade” to a specific CentOS version?

I'm using a third party proprietary application on CentOS 5.4, which is known to malfunction on pristine 5.9 or later. I would like to incrementally upgrade to the latest CentOS version where that ...
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How to make an rpm package that installs a Java environment if needed

I'm very new to RPM packaging and I'm curious if, during the installation of one RPM it is possible to conditionally install another RPM if needed. In a nutshell. My RPM requires a particular JRE. ...
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Yum says a package is installed, and not installed, and it's blocking other packages from being installed

I am trying to install a new package (glibc-static), and I get the following error ---> Package nss-softokn-freebl.i686 0:3.14.3-18.el6_6 will be installed --> Finished Dependency Resolution ...
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Most innocuous package to install to test yum?

I'm trying to test yum is working in CentOS from a local repo. To do this I need a package that: Isn't already installed with standard OS install Is small in size Has few or no dependencies Doesn't ...
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Command for yum to install all packages without dependency

Is there any way for yum to install only that packages, that doesn't have any dependencies? I'm trying to install all python2 libraries. The code: su -c 'yum install python-\*' And I've get (ignore ...
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No package * available. cannot install git through yum

I am trying to install git on my Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 server and have hit a brick wall. I can't find the package dependencies for git using yum. [root@FOOBAR mydir]# yum install ...
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What is the easiest way to install Meld on RedHat Linux RHEL 5.4?

My company has RedHat RHEL 5.4 on the Linux box, and I need to install Meld on it. How can it be done? $ sudo yum install meld No package meld available. Nothing to do $ sudo yum search meld No ...
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CentOS 4.8 and glibc 2.5

How would I go about installing glibc 2.5 on CentOS 4.8? I know CentOS 4.8 has been EOL'd, which is all good and well. However, the environment that I am working in is using this version, and will ...
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Differentiating between Hard and Soft Dependencies

I will ask this with an example - I have installed gnash-plugin on fedora 64 bit with Yum. It pulled in following packages - Installing : agg-2.5-9.fc13.x86_64 ...
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How can I fix the issue where Add/Remove Software never asks for my password?

Using CentOS Release 6.4 x86 when I go to System > Administration > Add/Remove Software and try to add software or refresh the package list, I immediately get the following error: Authorization ...
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Yum security model OR Why can a hostile proxy deny updates without a warning?

A friend of mine just had the strangest kind of problem where his Fedora 20 would not update to (or even find) the current kernel 3.16.3 (and incidentally also not update the vulnerable bash version). ...
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How to change the repository settings for yum installer?

I am pretty much new to Linux. I am trying to install tint2 on CentOS. When I try to install using the command yum install tint2, it gave following error checking for X11... configure: error: Package ...
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For what purpose would perl* be excluded in yum.conf?

I am not an Unix/Linux admin. I was attempting to install git on our server, and after much googling and trial and error, I discovered that perl* is excluded in our yum.conf file, preventing perl-Git ...
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Problem installing packages on my Redhat machine

This is what I get $ sudo yum install git-core file://localhost/tmp/common1/x86_64/redhat/50/base/ga/Server/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 5] OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ...
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Yum regular expression or wildcard search?

Fedora documentation says: 5.2. Advanced Searches If you do not know the name of the package, use the search or provides options. Alternatively, use wild cards or regular expressions with ...
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How to list RPM packages installed in order of installation date [duplicate]

I'd like to see a list of software installed in the order of the date they were installed. The order doesn't matter (newest to oldest & vice-versa) as long as they're arranged by date. I'm mainly ...
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On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 how can I use Python 2.7 as default not Python 2.6? I did but still showing 2.6?

RHEL 6.2 I have python 2.6 but I need default python 2.7 using yum packaging (so that nothing goes messed up, cause its a heavy duty working system, all I need the python 2.7 on it, without messing ...
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yum groupinstall “Development Tools” fails

Running yum groupinstall "Development Tools" on my CentOS machine fails. I get errors such as: ...
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How to install packages for old version of Fedora?

I'm using a Fedora 13 VM, and I need to install some old rpms, but only have the source rpm files. I know that I can use rpmbuild --rebuild to build the binaries, but I for whatever reason, rpm-build ...
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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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When using 'yum list available' why are some entries in blue?

Using iTerminal on Mac OS X 10.8 to connect via SSH to a CentOS 6.4 server, running yum list available will show a list of packages available from the various repositories on that machine. Some of the ...
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Installing yum packages by pattern

I want to install all openoffice packages. Passing openoffice* obviously wouldn't work, because it'd look at file system. How can I do that?
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How do I install Chromium on F17?

I just installed the Beefy Miracle on my box, but essentially being the first time I've used Linux I'm not sure how to perform even some of the most basic tasks. I thought I would try to install ...
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yum - list configure flags/options used to compile package

How can I see a list of flags/options used to configure and compile a certain package in yum, without having to install it first? Say apache, for example. $ yum list available httpd Available ...
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Yum says dependency “ libltdl.so.3” is required, but it's already installed?

I'm a Linux noob and have spent a few hours trying to get ImageMagick installed. I finally got an old version uninstalled, but am struggling to get the newest version installed. When I run 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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Finding yum equivalents of apt repositories?

I have code to setup an Ubuntu server that relies on apt-get. It has lots of packages as documented on our project wiki, for example these: development environment and the ruby dependencies. However, ...
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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 update/install to any package is giving me the following error. What actions do I need to take to overcome this?

Yum update/install to any package is giving me the following error. What actions do I need to take to overcome this? Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in ...
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Update yum offline

I've been looking around for a way to update an offline fedora box but haven't found anything. I only have a Windows computer connected to the Internet. I noticed that my yum config is pointed to ...
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“database disk image is malformed”

Running yum search something I get: Error: database disk image is malformed How to fix?
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Keeping CentOS up to date in a flexible way without giving out root credentials?

Title was "Running yum update && yum upgrade without root-privileges?" I want to allow an unprivileged user to start a system update on a RHEL-based system (CentOS 7). yum-cron is not an ...
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“Couldn't resolve host” when downloading Fedora 16 packages

I'm using yum to install make, I am getting the following error. I tried all solutions from similar questions but the issue remains. ...
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CentOS how to update Ant Version to 1.8.x and higher?

I'm using CentOS 6.5 and installed Ant by using: yum install ant It came with Ant version 1.7.1, but I need the latest -- version 1.8.0. How to properly get the latest Ant version 1.8.x (or ...
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How to yum remove Python gracefully?

I just tried to upgrade the Python installation on my CentOS machine. After few times of failure, I did yum remove python. Then problems started to happen. yum found about 300 dependencies on the ...
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disable YUM mirrorlist checking

I have a machine which is not connected to the internet. I still want to execute some yum commands from time to time. YUM does like to update the mirrorlist every so often, resulting in errors like: ...
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How is yum atomicity ensured?

The installers do change a lot of system files. System may become unbootable if something fails during the software updates. Yet, it is almost impossible to ensure atomicity of even simple single file ...
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Verify a package installed with yum --nogpgcheck having gpg key

due to some network limitations I get this error while installing google chrome from rpmfusion repo: GPG key retrieval failed I have also the gpg key of google chrome downloaded from the same url ...
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Installing Git Unit

I am trying to install git using my yum command Following is the error log Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager Updating certificate-based repositories. ...
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YUM UPDATE stuck forever

I created repository for RHEL 5.6 . There was already an exiting repository for RHEL5.2 which I deleted. And i run following commands yum clean all yum clean metadata then, Yum list all It list all ...
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make reposync ignore /etc/yum.conf?

Is there a way to make reposync ignore /etc/yum.conf ? When i use reposync --config=/my/path/to/alternative/inputrepo.conf it's still picking up repositories for consideration inside /etc/yum.repos.d ...
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Remove yum repo using yum

I have no root access on my machine at work, but I have sudo permission to use sudo yum (and only yum). Recently I accidentally installed a faulty repository (dropbox), and now I'd like to remove it. ...
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Are the boost headers separately packaged under Fedora?

The boost C++ library consists of several components. Some components do include shared libraries, other don't. Under a Fedora 14 system I've looked a bit around with yum search boost and rpm -qR and ...
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How to prevent tzdata updates on CentOS resetting /etc/localtime

I am using a local timezone (non-UTC) on my server. Whenever I update the tzdata via yum, the system resets /etc/localtime to the default file and I am back on UTC. While #date still shows the ...
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Trying to enable EPEL on Centos 6 and it won't show in repolist

When I run yum repolist, I don't see EPEL listed. # yum repolist Loaded plugins: downloadonly, fastestmirror, protectbase, refresh-packagekit, : security Loading mirror speeds from ...
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Why can yum still not update GCC 4.9.0?

GCC 4.9.0 has been released since April 22. However, I can still not update it through the following command: $yum update gcc Why does the yum repository lag so much behind gcc.gnu.org?
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How to reinstall yum?

I made a big mistake: I removed yum. So now when I for example run the following it gives me an error: $ yum clean all yum command not found. I can download the package succesfully: wget ...