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Install packages in CentOS without root from non enabled repository

I need to install a high number of packages in a computer running Scientific Linux 6 (based on RHEL 6) for which I don't have root access. After much tinkering and internet searching I found this ...
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Time gets 3 hours forward always on midnight

Every time I sync the time on a CentOS 7 (Scientific Linux 7) server virtualized on VMware ESXi, I arrive the next day to find that the time gets 3 hours forward. I did a cronjob to write the time ...
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Time drift and wrong timezone within NTP configuration

We have 2 VLANs, each VLAN has a server that provides DHCP, DNS and NTP to its corresponding VLAN. These 3 servers take time from a local NTP server. Here is the configuration of NTP client and ...
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you haven't created a /boot/efi partition

I am installing scientific linux 6.9 (based on redhat 6) on my surface book . I created 4 partition : 88500MB / ext4 500MB /boot/efi EFI system partitioning 250MB /boot ext4 200MB swap But when i ...
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Apache httpd does not load index.html when a web app is installed

In a CentOS 7 installation I installed OrangeScrum (which is a standard PHP application copied to /var/www/html). When I type the server IP I get the Apache test page and if I have an index.html page ...
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Local file locking on NFS being Linux Kernel dependent

I have an python2 application which needs work on files over NFS. Unfortunately the application uses flock() locks like this: #!/usr/bin/env python2 import fcntl print('Opening') foo = open('file/...
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Can't monitor Kickstart post-install log

I'm installing Scientific Linux 7 (I've got no reason to this isn't the case with all RHEL forks though) with a Kickstart script that contains the following: %post --interpreter /bin/bash --log /root/...
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Which OS should I use for Hadoop cluster?

I have a client setting up a Hadoop cluster. We have all used and are very familiar with CentOS 7. I was told Scientific Linux maybe better optimized for Hadoop. Is there any truth to that?
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Do I need Nautilus on RedHat / CentOS / Scientific Linux 6?

I've found that Nautilus causes problems in my Scientific Linux 6 desktop (specifically it gets into an infinite loop opening the file manager at startup). While those problems are interesting in ...
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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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No package community-mysql-devel available

I'm trying to get this package because I need it to build software on CentOS 6, but I'm getting this error: No package community-mysql-devel available I'm logged in as root, using yum. Could it be ...
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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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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 ...