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Scientific Linux is a Linux distriution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) with extra packages, put together by Fermilab, CERN and others.

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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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How to install Visual Studio Code on CernVm?

I am trying to install vs code on CernVm but it shows the following errors: Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package code.x86_64 0:1.35.1-...
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How can I make a script that opens terminal window, executes commands in it and remains open on Scientific Linux?

I'm working in a remote server that uses Scientific Linux (version=7.6 (Nitrogen)). I did a simple web application in Python3, and I found myself constantly opening a Mate Terminal (though, any ...
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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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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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Dual booting Windows 10 and Scientific Linux 7

I've installed many versions of ubuntu along side windwos 7, 8 and 10, but a friend wanted me to install scientific linux 7 along side her Windows 10 on her laptop. Two questions: 1) Does Scientific ...
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How can I get a two-display Radeon HD 3470 graphics setup working with Scientific Linux 6.5?

I have Scientific Linux 6.5 (2.6.32-431.11.2.el6.x86_64) installed on a Dell OptiPlex 760 with a Radeon HD 3470 graphics card and two displays hooked up to it. I'm having difficulties setting ...
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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 ...
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Scientific Linux 6 assigning keyboard shortcuts

Can I assign keyboard shortcuts for launching Konsole terminal emulator on Scientific Linux 6 without administrator privileges?
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How to install clang?

I have downloaded the "Clang for x86_64 OpenSUSE 13.1" (I am on Scientific Linux) pre-built binary from here: http://llvm.org/releases/download.html (Should I have got the Fedora one??) and I ...
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How to install SL5?

I have to install SL 5 on my pc. The problem is: my pc doesn't have a dvd player and thus I have to make a bootable USB. No problems there too. I can make a bootable USB with one iso file in it. So I ...
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Priviledge separation for Firefox (aka: how to secure webbrowsing)

I do this on Scientific Linux 6.3 (to implement it, it requires a minimal Linux knowledge): Shared directory for downloads Remember you can only copy from or to this directory, never "move" files ...
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sshfs permission denied but works good with same pem file on a different client host

I looked at a lot of SO/SE answers already. I feel my solution is close but not quite right yet obviously. [ga@sam ~]$ sshfs -o IdentityFile="my.pem" ga@192.168.1.111:/mnt/fastssd z820fastssd fuse: ...
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How to remove acpi warnings [duplicate]

These are the warnings when I run dmesg. ACPI: Deleted _OSI(Windows 2012) ACPI: Deleted _OSI(Windows 2013) ACPI: RSDP 00000000000f0410 00024 (v02 INTEL ) ACPI: XSDT 00000000bdfaad98 000B4 (v01 INTEL ...
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How to reinstall Scientific Linux remotely on distributed cluster

We are currently running SL5 and need to upgrade this to SL7 (latest release). Apparently this requires a clean install. I have limited access to the actual rack. I will attempt to do this all ...
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Chroot gone wrong, can't ssh with user

Distribution: Scientific Linux 6.5 (Carbon), not exactly your typical brand of linux. Tried to chroot a user using these instructions for SSH and quite obviously failed, and now I can't even log in ...
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Install new environment (GNOME/General) over existing (Minimal) from USB

I tried installing Scientific Linux 7.5 and didn't know which environment to go for. It recommended going with Minimal Install and yum installing necessary packages later. Problem is, I don't think it ...
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Install ScicosLab Scientific Linux

I am trying to install ScicosLab on Scientific Linux 7 and have run into package dependency issues. I am moderately skilled with Ubuntu but have no experience with Scientific Linux or anything like it....
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User without a password - how can one login into that account from a non-root account

I have just started to use Scientific Linux (7.0) (although I assume this question might be distribution neutral..). The kernel version is 3.10.0-123.20.1.el7.x86_64. Coming back to my question. I ...
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Samba mount isn't mounting when switching to wireless

I have a notebook with Scientific Linux 6.1. I have a wireless router with OpenWrt 10.03 - Wrt160NL. I have a HDD on the router that I share via samba: cat /etc/samba/smb.conf.template [global] ...
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How to disable energy saving on notebook screen when using Scientific Linux 6.3?

So there is a notebook that has Scientific Linux 6.3 installed with GNOME 2. If we don't press any button on the keyboard or move the mouse, the screen of it turns black. But: if we move the mouse/...
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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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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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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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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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Full local copy of an entire distro?

Any distro really, but I am first and foremost interested in Debianoids and Rheloids. Once in a while I hear of someone who insists on keeping a full local copy of an entire distro. According to ...
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How does scientific linux 7 get updates while it's based on RHEL 7?

Is there any one who can explain the support issues between a licensed product and a open source product which is a "built" of a licensed product?
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How to reduce Volume Group size in LVM?

[root@localhost ~] vgdisplay --- Volume group --- VG Name vg_root System ID Format lvm2 Metadata Areas 1 Metadata Sequence No 7 VG ...
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Scientific-Linux: which version has bigger support date?

We have several Desktop PCs that have Fedora 14 installed, but we need a Linux distro that doesn't need a reinstall every half year (no, dist-upgrade is not an option). We found Scientific-Linux, and ...
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I can't connect to network in Scientific linux 6.9

I installed scientific linux 6.9(based on redhat 6 ) on my surface book but it doesn't connect to my wireless network . When I open system preferences + network , it doesn't find any existing ...
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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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Updating GFortran on Scientific Linux 7?

I have a software application that requires updating GFortran to a newer version before making the program. I updated gcc, but GFortran did not update. This is on Scientific Linux 7. $ gcc --...
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How to debug a suspend problem?

I used to have Fedora 14 installed on this HP Compaq 610, and the suspend feature worked fine. Now that I've installed Scientific Linux 6.1 suspend doesn't work anymore. How do I debug/fix it?
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Fastest and Safest way to increase Swap Space on Scientific Linux

Memory Swap Ratio Company System Today, a monitoring system indicated that one of the systems in the company has run out of memory. Executing htop on this system indicated that the Memory was nearly ...
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io hangs while a build process archives

I have a Scientific Linux build machine: $ cat /etc/redhat-release Scientific Linux release 6.5 (Carbon) As a part of our build process, there is an archiving step in which many (hundreds) of object ...
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How do I open Gmail in Firefox on Scientific Linux? [closed]

I can access every website in my browser except Gmail. When I try to open it in the browser it just keeps searching and never gets anywhere. I've tried deleting my history, cookies and cache and ...
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TeXstudio rpm install: QT dependencies (e.g. libQtGui.so.4)

I'm trying to install TeXstudio on a Scientific Linux 7.2 machine with an rpm. My problem is, that I'm missing the following dependencies: # rpm -ivh texstudio-qt4-2.10.8-6.1.x86_64.rpm warning: ...
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How can I remotely access my Linux GUI?

I have a Linux machine at work (scientific Linux 6) and I would like to be able to remotely log-in from home. Security-wise we are already allowed, just the current setup requires SSH + Putty and I ...
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Creating a bootable Linux installation USB without unetbootin

I want to install Scientific Linux from USB. I don't know why unetbootin doesn't work but I am not curious to find out: after all, I transferred to Linux from Windows to see and learn the underlying ...
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Yum: How can I view variables like $releasever, $basearch & $YUM0?

I am setting up a yum repository, and need to debug some of the URLs in the yum.conf file. I need to know why is Scientific Linux trying to grab this URL, when I was expecting it to grab another URL: ...
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Cannot install plotutils package

I am on Scientific Linux, and have managed to install other packages in the past. However, I cannot install plotutils (I believe I need the developer version). I have been using the following code to ...
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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 this awk command prints output twice

I tried writing an one liner in awk to convert a two column file into three column file. i.e. chr name & start position --> chr name & if (Start>2000) then start -2000; else 0 & start ...
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How to install Octave in Scientific Linux 6.5?

I am following the installation instruction for Scientific Linux on Ocatve website: # wget http://url/to/latest/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm # yum localinstall epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm Then I type ...
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Can I rescue any data if one of two drives in LVM failed?

I have a Scientific Linus 6.7 box that serves some applications on our network. The person who set it up is no longer around. This morning machine stopped booting. There are two HDD's and they both ...
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How install Google Chrome on Scientific Linux?

Is there a way to install and use Google Chrome on a Scientific Linux machine?
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Google Chrome segmentation fault within a minute

Today I installed Google Chrome 55 (i.e. the latest stable version) on 64-bit SL7.0 using a 64-bit RPM. The problem is that google chrome starts fine (except for an SELinux-related issue which I fixed)...
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Oracle VM CPU usage at 100% even if only 3 out of 4 cores assigned

I'm running a linux VM guest inside a Win10 host. I assigned 3 cpu cores to the VM (out of the 4 cores of my i7 6600K). When compiling some big software package I run make -j3 and then looked at the ...
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How to test whether the present build platform is Scientific Linux from within an RPM spec file?

I would like to test if the present build platform is Scientific Linux from within a spec file. But I want this test to only return true if and only if the platform is Scientific Linux, so even the ...