CentOS stands for Community ENTerprise Operating System, the most popular Linux distribution for web servers with almost 30% of all servers using it. Third-party software is not included in the base.

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HandBrakeCLI 0.10.0 64-bit from source on CentOS 6.6 Minimal

I am trying to install HandBrakeCLI 0.10.0 64-bit from source on CentOS 6.6 Minimal. But I'm having a hard time figuring out what dependencies HandBrakeCLI has. I cannot find a full list anywhere. ...
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nginx is still linked to old openssl

We're running CentOS 6.5. We recently updated via yum: OpenSSL to OpenSSL 1.0.1e-30.el6_6.4 nginx to nginx-1.6.2-1.el5.ngx However, I noticed that even though nginx was configured to use TLS v1, ...
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Mass Rename Files including sub directories

I have many file having "example.com" in them and I want to replace it with "example.co" as i change my site tld, i have rename program installed in my server and have root access too. Can anybody ...
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CentOS two sets of kernel packages

On my CentOS 6.2 system the rpm -qa command shows two sets of kernel packages and sources: kernel-2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 kernel-2.6.32-220.7.1.el6.x86_64 kernel-devel-2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 ...
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Virtualbox: Windows 8.1 Host, Centos 6.6 Guest: No guest internet access

I'm moving to a new Win8.1 laptop (fully updated) with Virtualbox 4.3.20 installed, and my freshly-installed CentOS 6.6 guest (with Guest Additions installed) has no internet access. This is my first ...
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wget stops downloading: Cannot write to `-' (success)

Please have in mind that I don't know anything about servers, nor any of its vocabulary, I am a simple web coder, trying to figure my way on the universe! I'm trying to link dropbox on my server, I am ...
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Is there a way to 'clean out' physical memory (RAM) that is tied up on my Centos/Apache webserver?

I am developing something that requires Server-side javascript, and as such am using PhatomJS to run the JS. It uses up about a 1GB of physical memory when all is well, but if I screw up some ...
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Tor Not Running on Server Always?

I have a Perl script that uses Tor for scraping certain data. It was working perfectly and then my script started having issues with scraping. After a bit of investigation, I realized that Tor ...
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Nating on linux boxes for private network

I have a private network set up with IP numbers ranging from 192.168.1.7 to 192.168.1.100 need to configure 192.168.1.15 to 192.168.1.100 restricted to private/internal network. would like to use one ...
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Grub boot to rescue CD

I have a virtual machine (Centos 6.2, fwiw) that hangs on fsck. I can get to a grub (pre grub2) menu. Is there a way to have it boot to the rescue CD (Centos 7 Live) I've attached to this VM? The ...
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nginx php can't write files on centos machine

I have this PHP code: <?php $myfile = fopen("testfile.txt", "w") ?> And the following permissions in my '/usr/share/nginx/html' directory drwxrwxrwx. 3 root root 4096 Nov 20 08:51 . ...
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NTPD not updating time date on CENTOS

I have set up ntpd on CENTOS, I am trying to get it to pull time from a Windows domain contoller if i run the command: ntpdate dc3.mydomaain.local this works fine and updates the host with the ...
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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite + vmware 6 + centos

Ok, so I'm running a 2014 mac book pro retina 8gb ram, I5. Just upgraded to Yosemite with vmware 6. I've installed centos MINIMAL, here the thing centOS in command line runs DEAD SLOW. I've even ...
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Centos install using KVM stuck on trying to access install.img

Greeting Folks, I am trying to install Guest or DOMU on a remote server and every time I try is get stuck at Retrieving /install.img. I believe its a network setting but am not entrely sure. Here is ...
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CentOS 7 can't ping from server

I'm having a Strange issue with CentOS 7. I have my server setup with 2 NICs a private network and a public network. I'm able to ping the server on both the private and public IP. But I cannot ping ...
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How to access the service on the server which act as the VPN Gateway as well?

I am currently running a VPN Gateway by Strongswan on a CentOS 6.5 VPS. The CentOS server has one eth port. The VPN is using IKEv2 and the connections between clients and server are established. The ...
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Yum doesn't list a package I'd like, now what?

I'm Linux ignorant. We're using CentOS and I have a need to install something called git-up and I understand that package managers are how you install everything onto Linux. CentOS has yum but the ...
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/sbin/php-fpm works while /bin/php doesn't

Compiled php 5.6.3 on centos with the following ./configure: ./configure \ --with-zlib-dir \ --with-freetype-dir \ --enable-mbstring \ --with-libxml-dir=/usr \ --enable-soap \ --enable-calendar \ ...
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Samba fails to connect to VMWare CentOS guest from Mac Mavericks host

Trying to connect through smb to my VMWare guest at 192.168.0.138:139 gives me the following message: There was a problem connecting to the server "192.168.0.138" This file server will not ...
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Accessing a CentOS 7 server running on VirtualBox from outside

Is it possible to access my Apache server from outside the VirtualBox on Google Chrome browser on my host computer? Its running on CentOS 7 on VirtualBox. I have tried connecting to the ip address of ...
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RVM - Multilib version error installing libffi-devel on Centos 6.6

I have a Digital Ocean droplet running CentOS release 6.6 and I need to install Ruby and Capistrano on it. I've been following this idiot's guide; ...
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Linux temporarily thinks disk is full

I’m working on a Linux server with CentOS 6.5 and a NAS NFS on a QDR Infiniband network. I am running a bash script that basically creates a directory, makes symlinks inside of it, and cats together ...
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CentOs stopped working after update in VirtualBox

I recently updated my OS to centOs 6.4 in virtual box. Before update I had guest additions installed and everything worked fine. The screen resolution all was fine. After update to 6.6, the OS stopped ...
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Centos vncserver getpassword error: Inappropriate ioctl for device [on hold]

Any ideas? I'm running Centos 6, and trying to get vncserver running.
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Issues with Network interface card in CentOS 7

I have just installed centOS in machine having 4 NICs. CentOS detected 2 of them but two or them are still missing from network manager. Both two of them are of same kind, I suspect that it's a driver ...
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CentOS 7 ESXi/VMware Hang on Boot

I installed CentoOS 7.0 1406 on a VMWare ESXi 5.5 hypervisor. I installed "Sever with GUI" and selected KDE. However on boot I get the following messages in under a second, before the process tops ...
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Running ZIP Process in Background in CentOS

How can I run the following command/process in background immediately after starting it: zip -r file.zip directory/* What I actually want to do, is to run the zip process working even after ...
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Delete the oldest x Gigabytes of a directory [closed]

I want to be able to delete say, the oldest 7 Gigabytes of a directory. Any method will be appreciated! Normally, I'd try for a long time on something like this, but my day job is in 3 hours and ...
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bchb.pfa missing in CentOS 6

With some application, I get the following error message in CentOS 6.6: FreeType: couldn't open face /usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript/bchb.pfa: 1 Indeed, when I "ls" this directory it contains ...
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Multiple internal networks on Virtual box (CentOS)

I have 3 NIC's (internal network) on one Virtual box Machine(CentOS 6.4) each NIC has its own network name intnet1,intnet2 and intnet3. So how I understand this is eth0 is connected to internal ...
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Execute Virtual Box Shared Folder Mount on Startup on Cent OS 7

I try to execute a mount command on startup in Cent OS 7. With FSTabs it did not work, so I tried the following: Creating the folder vbox-shared-folder-mount.service with the following content: ...
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How to save Crontab edits?

I ran crontab -e and made some changes, now how do I save it?
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Can't access XAMPP after changing iptables

I've been working on a web application in a CentOS 7 machine and testing it in a Windows machine. Both machines are in a LAN network and I have access to the centos machine using VNC viewer and ...
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Where can I get Centos 6.5?

I am deploying a product for my department which calls for CentOS 6.5. When I browse the CentOS downloads, I am only seeing 6.6 available with no means of finding 6.5. Our vendors have only stated ...
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php-fpm and how it's related to php

I have a php-fpm setup with nginx and php 5.5.18... i have compiled the php from soruce with the following configuration './configure' '--disable-all' '--prefix=/opt/php/v5.5.18' '--enable-json' ...
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CentOS 5.x - `inittab` failing on `rc.d` calls

I have several servers that run some python scripts at the end of the inittab. I have one server which is having issues and the scripts weren't running. With troubleshooting, I found that if I moved ...
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How to get the service location in Linux box (Centos)?

I am using below command to get list of all running services on Unix box:- service --status-all For the list of running services which are returned, I need to know the install location/path of each ...
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CentOS 6 with User Permission (Read at message)

I have create users on CentOS 6 between test1 and test2 so I login on user test1 on ssh and i tried to access home dir of test2 so why it can access? how i can setting for other users can't access ...
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what changes does 'alternatives --config java' actually do on a linux server?

When a choice is given to the 'alternatives --config java' option on a centos linux server, what is actually updated on the server itself? I'm in process of trying to automate rolling out java ...
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Broken sudo on Google Compute Engine

Error : [ri@myinstance-1 etc]$ sudo su - sudo: >>> /etc/sudoers: syntax error near line 120 <<< sudo: parse error in /etc/sudoers near line 120 sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, ...
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Where is Linux root filesystem on an attached drive

I have a CentOS system with many configurations/applications installed on a hard drive. I have installed a new CentOS system on a different hard drive. I have booted from the new system/hard drive and ...
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I Need to provide encryption at rest for a 50GB MySQL instance running on Centos 6.5

I can't use GusterFS because they don't recommend it and Ceph because it's clear they can't guarantee performance. I can't just encrypt certain database objects because it will take too much ...
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CentOS server cannot connect to external IPv4 sites

I recently installed CentOS 6.5 on an old laptop I had, and I am currently using it alongside Samba as a backup server. The problem is, It cannot connect to other external services (outside my home ...
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WHM is not working after installing red5 server on centos VPS?

I have purchased vps which already installed WHM but after installing the red5 server on vps whm access link is not working please help me
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Cent OS 7 : No disk selected issue on IBM server x236

I have IBM server x236, and when I try to insttal centOS 7 then it shows that no disk selected. But when I tried CentOS 6.5, it did not show any such error. I have configued RAID Model 5. How can I ...
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What is the purpose of the `daemon` group and user on RHEL/CentOS Linux?

I am on CentOS 6.5 and about to add a service to the system with chkconfig. It will run with its own system account, let's call it (the account) foobar, but I do not see the point of also creating the ...
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Allowing another user to execute program?

I want to allow a particular user to execute a compiled program in my directory. I got his username from cat /etc/passwd. The executable does not write any file but reads a few and gives output on the ...
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CentOS: install software using text UI

I've downloaded CentOS-6.6-i386-minimal.iso (because the DVD images are too large for my narrow internet access. How can I install software (e.g. Gnome desktop) now from the console? Is there ...
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Emails from root while working with Horton Sandbox

I recently installed the VM for Horton Sandbox (CentOS 64) and I consistently get the notification: You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root and when I go there I see notices of the form: 22 ...
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CentOS 6.6 do not show icons etc only for user account

Helo all, Probably this question has been asked but was unanswered here. CentOS 6 does not show any desktop icons or anything in the panel My problem is that on my CentOS server 6.6, there is no ...