CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System that aims to be compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. CentOS 6 is the 6th major version of CentOS, which was released on July 10th, 2011.

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How can CentOS 6 use python 2.6 with anaconda (python 2.7) installed?

I am using CentOS 6 and it uses python 2.6 by default. Recently, I install anaconda package with python 2.7 to work with scikit-learn, but now some packages that my OS uses are not available to it. I ...
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Why the used disk space increases after yum update?

If I do a yum update on a fresh CentOS 6.5 image, its disk usage increases by 200 MB. The image is a custom AWS image built some 6 months ago. The base image is almost barebones and takes around 1GB. ...
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Strange tgtd behavior: Multiple instances?

I'm trying to add a LUN to a running iSCSI target under CentOS 6.5. The iSCSI target is tgtd from the scsi-target-utils package. I'm seeing some pretty weird behavior and I’m a bit of a loss as to how ...
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Unable to read package metadata on Centos 6 PXE install

A Centos6 pxe install is not running correctly due to error: Unable to read package metadata. Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: Centos6-os. However from examining the ...
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Email Server Synchronization

I have created a mail server with the domain name abc.example.com. All the mail is working locally without any issue. Now I need to synchronize the local email server with hosted mail server (I ...
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Replace local host file modification with remote. Proxy server or something else?

I need to find a solution for a problem described below (both servers running CentOS 6) My goal is to have visible website to the public where a client will type own domain name mydomain.com and then ...
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VNC server immedietly closes connection

So, I am attempting to use VNC over SSH via this method. However when I type the command vncviewer localhost:[port] I get the response vncviewer: VNC server closed connection. However, I do have ...
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getting red alarm on dahdi show status command

I am trying to configure dahdi on my centos system by following this my system.conf # Autogenerated by /usr/sbin/dahdi_genconf on Sun Sep 21 16:06:45 2014 # If you edit this file and execute ...
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How can I repair a totally corrupt rpm db on centos 6.4 with no backup?

I am looking for help in repairing my Centos 6.4 rpm db. I had a disk failure and the backup rpm i have is not working also. I have googled the request and have come up with many different solutions ...
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Samba same shared folder read only for guest and read write for @somegroup how to

I want users in group Audio to have read/write and all of the other users (guest, anonymous, everyone....) to be able to browse and read only access to the same share folder. Guest users cannot mount ...
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bind 9 and multiple domain names

I have been told the following from someone after trying to get more than one domain name (zone) to work on the same BIND instance. We are able to get a single domain name "example.com" working but ...
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Webshpere 8.5 with deployment folder on Virtual Box shared folder cause an “Operation permitted” error

I have a Websphere 8.5 on Centos 6.5 and I changed deployment directory by changing ${APP_INSTALL_DIRECTORY}. New path is pointing to place in Virtual Box shared folder (so it's pointing to vboxsf ...
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rm -rf * results in “Killed”

I used PHP to generate about 4,000,000 files in a directory (f/) because I was bored. When I cd .. and use rm -rf f, it simply returns "Killed" about half a second later and does not delete the ...
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Bind domain name to hosting CentOS

I own "YouPlus.biz" and I own hosting at 192.169.218.8 (goddady VSP) I have been trying to Bind youplus.biz to 192.169.218.8 but have had no luck. have tried: ...
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How to spilt a bootable linux distro iso file onto multiple dvds or cds?

I have customized a centOS distro , by including some packages such as VLC,eclipse etc. but now the size of distro exceeds 7.42 gb. I want to : split the large distro iso into multiple small iso ...
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How to use an email relay server from cmd line

I have some cronjobs that run on our servers that monitor processes, run automated jobs, etc. These scripts mail alerts for our monitoring or mails out the automated job results, etc. using the mail ...
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Zenoss crashing

We have had a Zenoss installation for a couple of years. Everything was fine until about a several weeks ago when the system being out of memory. There was no significant event that could've led to ...
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Bash hints does not work after sudo or man

I use Centos 6.5. Tab key on keyboard helps to insert command in terminal. E.g. if I write vi and press tab then all possible opportunities are printed: $ vi vi vim ...
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How to delete a user from its private group?

I have tried deleting a user from its private group using the command " #gpasswd -d ". It is showing like this "Removing user test2 from group test2" gpasswd: user 'test2' is not a member of ...
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How to deduplicate 40TB of data?

I've inherited a research cluster with ~40TB of data across three filesystems. The data stretches back almost 15 years, and there are most likely a good amount of duplicates as researchers copy each ...
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How to upgrade xorg-x11-server

I want to use Xdmx, but it has got bug. I found this bug on Bugzilla and there is information that bug is fixed in xorg-x11-server-1.14.3-2.fc19 package. I use Centos 6.5 and I cannot upgrade to 7 (I ...
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CentOS 6 Getting Sudo to show the display in a FreeNX session

My platform is a 32-bit installation of CentOS 6.4 with a gnome desktop and the FreeNX server. When I log into an NX session (usually using NoMachine NX Client), and then try to open an application ...
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Desktop Gone in Centos 6

I had a third party library created a ~ folder (a bug there), and I tried to delete it by "rm -rf ~". And apparently, it is a mistake -- my session got rebooted and then when I went back in, all the ...
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How to start icewm?

I installed icewm 1.2.13. Metacity is my default window manager. Usually, to replace window manager --replace option is used, e.g metacity --replace. But my version of icewm does not have this option. ...
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Centos 6.5( Desktop edition ) - Skype 4.0 login issue

I have installed Skype 4.0 on Centos 6.5. When I am trying to log into Skype, it tells me that the server failed to connect. Note: I also removed the ~/.Skype directory under the home directory. I'm ...
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Moving to a complete Nginx/PHP-FPM environment from Apache

I am sure this is a question many beginner sysadmins like me have, and many more advanced people have already put this in place: CURRENT PLATFORM: Nginx proxying to Apache, which manages PHP ...
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Printing from Centos (CUPS) to a windows print server over HTTPS takes forever

I have a Centos server setup up to print to a Windows server 2012 (though version may not matter) across the internet. When I use HTTP to make the IPP call the process is nearly instant and works ...
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Linux ALSA: No sound out from internal speaker

There is no audio output when running "Test Speakers" in Sound Preferences -> Hardware -> pcsp. The internal speaker worked fine under Windows. Sound can, however, be heard when headphones or a ...
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Warning: remote port forwarding failed for listen port on Centos 6

I have a problem with port forwarding in centos 6, when i do: ssh -v -R root@hostname:19999:localhost:22 root@hotname I get this warning: Warning: remote port forwarding failed for listen port ...
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CentOS 6.5 PHP extensions

I need to enable php extensions like PDO and GD but I can't find a section with all the PHP extensions enabled inside /etc/php.ini, so in which file is this defined? EDIT: using PHP Version 5.5.14 or ...
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libssl.so.6: cannot open shared object file

I tried installing my application in a CentOS 6 server. But while I am starting Apache(Server version: Apache/2.2.26 (Unix)), I am getting error like [error] install_driver(mysql) failed: Can't ...
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Tuleap: Configuration of Bug Tracker report

I created a Bug Tracker and open different bugs. When I enter in my Bug Tracker, I see a web page with a search form in the upper part and a list with the different bugs in the lower part. However by ...
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Tuleap: display of project description

I entered a list in the description of my project with carriage return after each item of the list. However in the project page, when Tuleap displays the descritpion of the project, it suppressed the ...
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Linux Box Internet Speed

I have encountered a weird problem with my Centos6 Server, currently I have install Centos6.4 on a 64bit support CPU with 8GB of RAM and 500GB HDD. Just went to check on the internet this morning and ...
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Blank screen, CentOS 6.5

I'm on a Dell PowerEdge 2850, and I recently installed CentOS 6.5, and it worked well for a while, then recently whenever I booted into the OS like after the BIOS screen, everything went blank and it ...
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CentOS login GUI Issue

I am trapped in weird problem. My Setup is CentOS 6.3 64 Bit My login screen is blinking so frequently that I am unable to see and login into it. I previously installed gtk2 using yum install gtk2, ...
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CentOS - Creating a Virtual Internal Network

I've been looking around for a while now, and I can't seem to find an answer (maybe due to false terminology, searching for VLAN ends up bringing up something completely different). I want to create a ...
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CentOS 6.5 - bash: service: command not found

So I can't type service on my CentOS 6.5 server. I'm logged in as root. When typing service I get this error: bash: service: command not found I have also tried to type sudo service, but with no ...
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PuPHPet, Vagrant and SSH - SSH Connection Timeout

I built a new CentOS 6.5 vagrant box and after provisioning, the SSH connection keeps timing out. I've attempted the steps in Vagrant ssh fails with VirtualBox but I receive errors (see below). I ...
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centos 6.5 cant recognize gigabyte's onboard graphics card

I have just changed my OS to centos 6.5 and plugged in two monitors, both of the monitors are working but showing the same view. when I try to get the Display settings (System->Preferences->Display) I ...
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PPTP authenticate using LDAP

I'm using both centos 6.5 in PPTP and LDAP server (OpenDJ). Anyone know how to configure when connecting to PPTP VPN server it will authenticate using the LDAP credentials? Thanks
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Installing Oracle 12c on CentOs 6.4

I need to install Oracle DB 12c on Centos 6.5/6.4 that has no GUI (or xserver) installed, Is there a way to do it? Can you point me to a manual? Thanks
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Why is my yum update failing?

Why is my yum no longer working? It was previously working fine. But seems to have inexplicably stopped working. FYI, I'm running this on Centos system that is running in VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro. ...
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Connect to CentOS LAMP instance from Windows PCs

I have a CentOS 6 machine running on our network which has a simple LAMP installation on it. I have some files there which I would want to access through other Windows PC which I am able to do so ...
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Mirror repository won't work (The requested URL returned error: 403 Forbidden)

I'm trying to find out why I still get the 403 when running the yum install command. I have created a repository mirror which can be read from remote machines. Do you have any suggestions? I have ...
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yum install gcc fails with invalid linux.dropbox.com/fedora directory

I am relatively new to Linux administration. I have installed Centos 6.5 (under VirtualBox on a Win7pro system). When I try to install gcc to the system using yum, I get the following results: ...
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Cannot load ubuntu and Mint after installing CentOS 6

I have a 64 bit laptop computer with two partitions containing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Mint 17 in each of them. There are some free space of about 20Gb and I have installed CentOS 6 into through USB ...
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Permission Denied in Crontab

I've searched half a day for the answer to this, with no luck. Any assistance will be appreciated. I have a PHP script that modifies the crontab, loads a new cron job, removes some etc. The script ...
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Python2.7 / Pip2.7 install in Centos6: root does not see /usr/local/bin

I am trying to install Python2.7 in Centos 6. It's a pain as centos6 ships with python26 and yum is dependent on it. Furthermore yum does not seem to have python2.7 I ended up building it from ...
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Change order of two-factor-authentication

I am testing two-factor-authentication for ssh logins on some CentOS containers in our testing environment. I compiled my own rpms from github's source, installed and configured everything and have ...