.rpm is the file-format used by the RPM Package Manager (originally the Red Hat Package Manager), found primarily in Red Hat Linux and its derivatives.

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Install Rpm Package on Kali Linux

I need to install .rpm package in Kali linux. But shows command not found error. i tried using with sudo but didn't help. Does kali supports .rpm files? How can i install .rpm on Kali linux?
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Configuring Grub2 on a second raid 1 hard drive on Fedora

Im trying to reconfigure grub to install on both /dev/sda and /dev/sdb, but the only command I have been able to find is dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc, which isnt really helpful since I am using rpm. Is ...
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Why does the alien package converter need root permissions?

When trying to convert a .deb package to .rpm using alien, I use this command: $ alien -r foo.rpm but it complains thusly: > Warning: alien is not running as root! > Warning: Ownerships of ...
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How to write dependency rules in rpm .spec file for RHEL OS

I need to build one rpm package, that should be dependent on the installation of another rpm package. On my PC, the dependent package has been installed, with a name like abcd-1425-a.x86_64. I wrote ...
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Yum does not install specific RPM version with custom repo

We use RPMS for our packaging and yum to update our environments. We have an rpm package-5.1.1-3 installed in our production server and in our yum repository we have 2 newer versions such as ...
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yum erase tells me pkg not installed. yum install tells me package is already installed

Erase complains package is not installed : yum erase libstdc++-4.1.2-52.el5_8.1.x86_64 Setting up Remove Process No Match for argument: libstdc++-4.1.2-52.el5_8.1.x86_64 Package(s) ...
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Package compatibility

I have a home server running Oracle Linux 6, which is very similar to Red Hat and runs a RHEL compatible kernel. My question is, to what extent would packages originally made for other rpm-based ...
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how to enable java in Browser on Centos 6.5

i already install Java (jdk 6u45 and jre 6u45) in a Centos 6.5 Server, but i don't know why in my browser appears to enable java plugin, these are steps to install java in my machine: rpm -ivh ...
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Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.9: Yum Updates Not Working: TypeError 'NoneType'

We have a RHEL 5.9 which is refusing to apply updates. For example, if I do a command like: yum update then I get an error like in this thread: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=824663 [I ...
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RPM triggers - differentiate between package install and trigger activation

I'm creating an RPM package (let's call it package A). I need to react if another package (package B) is reinstalled or updated. So I created a trigger inside package B specfile: %triggerin -- B ...
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how to stop yum from asking for pdate directory

I used createrepo -update ... by mistake when I meant --update. Now, yum complains all the time about pdate directory not being there. Even though I checked that string is not in yum.conf nor in ...
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Custom kernel 2.6.18 compile in centos ends on fail

I'm compiling from RPM source. The same compile worked in the past but not this time. May be you can help me to solve this issue? make[2]: Leaving directory ...
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Can we add rpm and deb packages in a single linux distro?

Can we add RPM and dpkg package management onto a single linux os while creating a linux distro using LFS?
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Is an RPM already installed? Binary compare

At my current place of work we sometimes receive a bundle of RPMs and are told to update our environment. The entity providing us the updates is very slack with their processes and sometimes make ...
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How to create rpm without building anything?

I have a pile of already compiled binaries, placed under proper locations - how can I automagically create an RPM package from that with a proper meta-information, i.e. version, packager, package ...
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Supported versions of Linux for AIX RPMs

I am trying NIMOL which comes with AIX and helps in handling os installation over network. First we need to install RPM from the AIX disc on the supported Linux machine. I have AIX 7.1 disc. I want ...
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rpm/yum: require minimum version of optional package

I have two packages, python-modules and python-modules-foo. python-modules-foo does not require python-modules to be installed, but if python-modules is installed, it must be at least version X. In ...
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Format “yum provides” output

I am writing a little program that packages configuration files as rpm, and it puts a series of %triggers to handle installation/upgrade of the packages that bring a copy/version of the same file. I ...
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How to get yum to see rpms I have placed into cache?

I have been creating Fedora installations on virtual box for various purposes. It is a pain to download the same packages again and again, so I made the cache persistent in one installation. Now I ...
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package-cleanup --cleandupes fails to remove duplicates

I have an issue with duplicate packages installed on my Fedora machine: # package-cleanup --dupes Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit audit-2.3.3-1.fc20.x86_64 audit-2.3.2-1.fc20.x86_64 ...
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Creating RPM and DEB manually

I am doing a project with my friends which integrates two opensource web applications into one. Both applications use a MySQL database. I want to merge the two into a single RPM or DEB file. So ...
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Yum does not resolve depencies after a rpm -ivh installation

i use AWS EC2 instances. i wanted to setup a package versioned at 5.4.0 but the latest that yum search all --enablerepo epel offered was 5.0.0. i hence did wget and configure && make ...
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Installing from rpm gives weird dependency error

I'm trying to install mysql from rpm file and this is what is get. libaio.so.1 is needed by MySQL-server-5.6.14-1.el6.i686 libaio.so.1(LIBAIO_0.1) is needed by MySQL-server-5.6.14-1.el6.i686 ...
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Accidentally deleted a module needed by yum - how to reinstall it?

I have a problem when trying to update yum. It gives me an error: After running yum update There was a problem importing one of the Python modules required to run yum. The error leading to this ...
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Building a simple RPM on Oracle Linux (RedHat) using rpm build

I want to make a RPM using a certain user, from a specified build directory location. The RPM contains multiple files or one gzip, and should copy those files to a preset location (so it should be ...
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File types from rpm package file

Is there any way to get file types (or more exactly, list of binaries) from rpm package file without unpacking it? It's assumed that there is a rpm file which isn't installed and we need just to learn ...
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Is there a way to determine what RPM --relocate was used to install the rpm package

After a rpm package is installed using --relocate, is there any way to find out what value was used with the --relocate option?
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YUM and RPM crash due to the liblua-5.1 library being missing

I've been playing around with a LiveUsb install of basic Fedora with persistence. I attempted to install moonscript, which requires Lua and LuaRocks. After installing Lua and discovering there were ...
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How to install php soap with rpm packages in centos 6.4 x86_64

I want to install php-soap, centos says: [root@LMS-Cent64 soap]# rpm -ivh php-soap-5.3.3-22.el6.x86_64.rpm error: Failed dependencies: php-common(x86-64) = 5.3.3-22.el6 is needed by ...
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Upgrading to newer version of Apache on CentOS

I have bought a webhotel running CentOS. By default Apache 2.2.3 was installed, and according to the release history that is from 2006. Do the CentOS people really believe that this is the most ...
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RPM User specific updates

I have packaged my software as rpm and everything is working just fine with software however there is one part of contents of rpm which I can't find proper way to update. Every user in system has ...
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RPM should not be used directly install RPM packages (2)

At RPM should not be used directly install RPM packages, this problem seems to have been solved. Problem is, that working with Linux Mint, this answer shouldn't have appeared in my console, for I ...
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linux + squashfs-tools for red-hat 5.3

I want to install the squashfs-tools-4.0-5.el6.i686.rpm But I have the following dependencies ( after RPM installation ) please advice what the additional packages that I need to install on my linux ...
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Good way to resolve dependencies for .rpm installation

I am trying to install jdk-7u25-linux-x64.rpm through rpm. However, rpm says it conflicts with jre-1.6.0_13-fcs. I then try to remove jre-1.6.0_13-fcs but it fails because there are other packages ...
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How to install rpm file along with its all dependencies?

I am trying to install HPCC on RHEL based machine. I have one .rpm file and to install this rpm, I am using following command : sudo rpm -Uvh hpccsystems-platform_community-4.0.0-9.el6.x86_64.rpm I ...
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Using package managers create and rollback system state

I have a server which is meant to test multiple deployment scenarios all driven by packages installed over RPMs. Is there a way to abstract the RPMs in a system so that i can switch rpm context? ...
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YUM crashed due to library missing

I tried to remove stock Lua and build my own one, so I tried: yum remove lua But too many dependencies on the package and it does not allow me to remove it so I used rpm instead: rpm -r --nodeps ...
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I install rpm package in debian, but normal user can not access

I use debian wheezy. And install 'rpm' on it. It create a db on /root/.rpmdb When I run 'rpm -qa' to query what rpm packages contained in the system. It works only for root. I want my normal user ...
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How to download yum packages on windows (or online in browser)

I am newbie to linux and just started using it at home, but I don't have internet connection at home, and in office I have good internet but using windows, I just want to download yum packages on my ...
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Cannot install net-snmp because of failed dependency

I have a server here that is running SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (i586) patch level 1. I am trying to install Net-SNMP on the machine. I downloaded the net-snmp-5.4.2.1-8.2.i586.rpm file and ...
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How to build rpm package correctly?

I'm trying to install the new version from ganglia, which provides a tar.gz. My procedure was uncompress the tar.gz file, enter in the folder and then makes rpmbuild -ba ganglia.spec, a warning ...
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How to downgrade a kernel?

I need to downgrade the kernel from 2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.centos.plus.x86_64 to 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 I am unable to install the older version using Yum/rpm as it gives the following error ...
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RPM should not be used directly install RPM packages [closed]

whenever I use rpm -ivh, this shows. What's the risk? man says: rpm is a powerful Package Manager, which can be used to build, install, query, verify, update, and erase individual software ...
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How to remove an imported key during rpm uninstall

I'm creating an RPM package (let's call it Foo) that contains a gpg key that will be used to sign other RPMs. During the postinstall script for Foo, I execute 'rpm --import [keyfile]' to import the ...
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Archey installs properly, but spits a runtime error

I installed the RPM listed here (archey-0.2.6-6.noarch.rpm) for Archey: When I run it, I get the following output: $ archey Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/archey", line 290, in ...
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RPM: Example Basics of RPM Building

I have a basic RPM question. I don't know very much about RPM building, besides the basic .rpmmacros file, the build directory etc. I work at a company where there is a continuous build server ...
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Why is it that 10 000 RPM hard disks never picked up? [closed]

I just got a brand new Lenovo x230 with 7200 RPM hard drive. Now I understand SSD would've been better, but why hasn't 10k RPM become the standard by now?
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Is there anyway to create RPM so that yum will allow two versions of the same package?

I'm creating two versions of an RPM and I want yum to keep the old versions when installing the new one. There is no conflicting files. Is this at possible?
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What is the general strategy for handling multiple missing shared objects?

I'm still learning Linux, so bear with me... I ran ldd on Apache's httpd and found many missing shared libraries. I am new to this machine and am not sure whether some of these are misplaced or ...
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How to debug an RPM that will not uninstall

I've built an RPM using redline rpm library for java. When I try to uninstall the rpm it says it was removed but when I do a list it is still there and says it is still installed. Here is the ...