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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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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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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 ...
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Using Java in Chrome on Centos 7

I have installed java on my computer running CentOS 7. I've tried yum install java downloading the proper rpm for my bitness from java.com/en/download. I've also done as suggested in this how to ...
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Vinagre (Remote Desktop Viewer for GNOME) isn't working out of box(

I'm trying to use Remote Desktop Viewer to connect to remote server. I opened Remote Desktop Viewer, switched Protocol to RDP then entered my Host and my Username and clicked Connect. gnome-session: ...
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What is scripts@ in the root directory of a CentOS 6.5 server?

Cleaning up a clients server today and noticing a scripts@in /. What does it do? The server is CentOS 6.5 on CloudLinux kernel. Thanks!
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Installing packages on multiple centos machines

I have to install standard package like java 1.7 in 40 of my lab machines which are connected over a lan. I know I can simply write a shell script to install something in user space of each system, ...
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How to apply only security updates on CentOS?

Ive tried what this article describes: yum install yum-security Next step is yum list-security but the result of this is: Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: mirror.anl.gov * ...
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How to install parsoid in CentOS?

I am trying to install VisualEditor extension http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:VisualEditor for MediaWiki. A pre-requisite is to install Parsoid service. The instructions for Parsoid ...
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nginx 403 Forbidden on CentOS (Vagrant)

What I have checked so far: Logs - they are empty, booted a new VM. Permissions: $ namei -l /var/www/awesome/ f: /var/www/awesome/ dr-xr-xr-x root root / drwxr-xr-x root ...
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Release control from init.d script centos

I am using logstash-forwarder and starting it inside its init script with the command: /opt/logstash-forwarder/bin/logstash-forwarder -config=/etc/logstash-forwarder -spool-size 100 This command ...
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Centos How to give permission to view folder ?

I push all the local files to Google Compute Engine using gcloud compute copy-files then login to VM using gcloud compute --project and view the uploaded file using ls command it's there .. No ...
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using a local version of vim instead of system on CentOS

My school runs centos and a dated version of vim. i want to use a new version of vim so I can have access to stuff I otherwise wouldnt. I built and configured a 7.4.300 version of vim with python, lua ...
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CPanel is warning about inconsistent RPMs for an old MySQL installation — how do I fix this?

I used the CPanel WHM interface to move MySQL from v5.0 to 5.6 earlier this week. Last night I got an email from my system that claims there are now problems with older MySQL RPMs. The email said: ...
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VMWare Fusion samba share very slow in a CentOS on a Yosemite host

I bought a new iMac, installed the latest version of VMWare, copied over all my data, including a CentOS 6.5 vm, and when I connect to it via samba, it's absolutely insanely slow. I mean like 20-60 ...
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CentOS 7 on VirtualBox Using 100% CPU

I have CentOS 7 installed as a guest in a VirtualBox 4.3.18 virtual machine, with the latest guest additions installed too. The host operating system is OS X Yosemite running on my 2014 MacBook Pro ...
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rpm signing error rpmMkTemp failed

I'm running into this error when signing an rpm file. I've not got a whole lot to go on as you can see, and google seems to have come up empty. I'm stumped ! Does anyone know what causes it ? I'm ...
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Disabling Mod SuExec

hello i have installed kloxo latest on centos 5.10 in one of my sites i want to use cgi scripts i give permission (0755) to cgi scripts ... and edited httpd.conf commented this line : ...
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How to install pktstat on centos7?

I am trying to install a package called netstat but I can't, I tried downloading and installing rpm file, but it was no use I tried making repos but I don't know if I am doing it the right way. Any ...
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Restarting process in CentOS if server restarts

I have a VPS with some Java applications (made with "Play Framework") running on ports 9000, 9001, 9002 and 9003. VPS Provider (iPage) happens to reboot servers unexpectedly from time to time, leaving ...
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Set working directory to launch application at startup on CentOS via rc.local

I want to launch java application at startup on CentOS 6.4. I add string like the following java -jar /path/to/my.jar -options into /etc/rc.d/rc.local as I read Running Additional Programs at Boot ...
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CentOS 7 can't get IPv4 address from DHCP server

I have classroom full of computer running CentOS 7 and only one computer can't get IPv4 address from DHCP server during boot, because NIC is not yet up, when dhcp client tries to get IPv4 address from ...
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save alsamixer input source centos 6

I am not able to save the input source of my alsamixer. Every time I reboot the system the input source is set back to front mic. I want it to stay as rear mic. I tried alsactl store I disabled ...
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echo “something” > file not working when sh script is being executed by remote PHP server

I've got a web-server with my hardcoded webpanel for Source server management and I've got my VPS on CentOS which doesn't really want to execute sh script when asked from remote server. Web-server ...
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Postfix on CentOS - Cannot receive emails

I'm trying with no success to setup Postfix on my server so I need some help (first timer here). Basically I cannot receive emails from anywhere. If I send an email to myself or to another address ...
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Launcher missing in CentOS 7 Gnome Desktop

I installed Cent OS 7 in VMware Workstation by selecting Gnome Desktop option. I don't see the "Create Launcher" and all other options which I used to get in Cent OS 6.5 Did I install incorrect ...
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quotas on Cent OS 7

I have been trying to set up quotas on Cent OS 7 I have followed the instructions here https://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/Deployment_Guide-en-US/ch-disk-quotas.html#s1-disk-quotas-configuring but ...
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Registration with the server failed while configuring Amabri on CentoS 7

I am working on CentOs 7 and I have built ambari server from source by cahanging all python 2.6 yo 2.7 I could built them sucessfully except shell. When I am trying to configure server at step 3. ...
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CentOS 7 and X11R6 Installation

OK so I know just enough about Linux to make me dangerous. As exemplified here: I need CentOS 7 for some newer tools I use, but I also require the use of some older tools. These older tools need ...
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Can't receive mail, but can send mail? Centos 6 Postfix/Dovecot

I followed this tutorial to setup my webmail on centos 6: https://www.rosehosting.com/blog/mailserver-with-virtual-users-and-domains-using-postfix-and-dovecot-on-a-centos-6-vps/ Everything is setup ...
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Nginx slow downloads even with low disk io

I run a small video streaming website and i've been noticing some problems with videos on my site. I have multiple 1gbit servers and the servers are only going at 1/4 port speed. When I try to load ...
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Update-rc.d equivalent on CentOS

I'm trying to get rid of a nasty rootkit on a centOS machine, and I need to remove the starttup scripts from various rcX.d files : The command I'm looking for is an equivalent of the debian: ...
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Why does ssh/sshd on server try to access /home/<user>/.ssh after I moved my users home directory?

I moved my users home directory with usermod -m -d /path/to/new/home/username which seems to have worked fine. However, in my [moved] home directory I have the ".ssh" folder that is set up to allow ...
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How to create/edit files for a nologin user in RHEL/CentOS?

I have a user defined like so: sudo useradd -m -s /sbin/nologin foo It is not meant to be logged into but it is meant to serve a web application. However, if I try to do anything inside the ...
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How to format a vps.

I have a VPS bought from digital ocean, and I would like to have it formatted to its default state. However, Digital Ocean provides the option to only "destory" the VPS. Meaning, I would even loos the ...
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Unable to Create Files In Directory

There are lot of these kinds of questions on superuser, so I'll try and keep this quick by telling you what it's not: There is no application involved here. Just a user and a filesystem. I can login ...
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How do I enable taskbar scrolling in Gnome 3 (Centos 7)?

Since last 3-4 years, I have been using Centos 6.x with Gnome 2 that has feature of cycling through windows by scrolling over the taskbar. Recently, I upgraded to Centos 7 that came up with Gnome 3. ...
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bash create command not found on CentOS 6.5

I am not able to create a database. I get a bash create command not found error on entering fir example: create database rattic; please help CentOS version 6.5