.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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Rebuilding the rpm package

ALL, I'm a long time Gentoo user. Unfortunately I found a job where the primary distro is RHEL with different distribution system and different installation process. My problem is I need to rebuild ...
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can't start biber(bibLaTex Compiler), although it is successful installed (fedora21)

solved Hey, i installed texlive-biblatex* , but strangly i cant start it, using "biber". $ biber bash: biber: Befehl nicht gefunden... Also i cant access the manpage for bibLaTeX: $ man ...
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How to measure a HDD's RPM speed?

EDIT: My original intent with this question was to figure out if it would be worth purchasing a 7200rpm drive if mine turns out to be 5400rpm, but JakeGould has made it clear that RPM alone is not ...
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how to find packages in subdir with a particular dependency

From the root of new SLES media how is it possible to find all packages with a particular package dependency? That is, there are many RPMs in various sub-directories of root. How may I find all ...
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Getting error while creating RPM

I was trying to create customized apache rpm from spec file, but getting error like [root@]# rpm -bb custom-apache.spec -bb: unknown option rpmbuild is also installed in my machine already Please ...
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Is it safe to install own rpm packages on Debian-based distros?

We have multiple servers with Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. We decided, that we need to be able install our own non-binary and java packages to any of these servers using rpm, because CentOS our primary ...
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Header V3 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID c105b9de: BAD

I have a strange problem on Centos 6.6 with rpm. I try to install rpm/srpm and i get this message : rpm -v --checksig glibc-2.12-1.149.el6.src.rpm glibc-2.12-1.149.el6.src.rpm: Entête V3 RSA/SHA1 ...
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How to show all versions of a library from specified repo?

I thought I've uploaded a rpm with version myserv-2-7.rpm to a custom repo myrepo1, but when I use: yum --enablerepo myrepo1 install myserv It installed a different version of myserv from another ...
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Virtualbox installation in SLES11 SP2

Trying to install virtualbox in SLES11 SP2 Downlaod the source rpm from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads Installed it like rpm -ivh VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.20_96996_sles11.0-1.x86_64.rpm ...
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fedup says “Continue with the upgrade at your own risk” - what's next?

While trying to upgrade Fedora 20 to Fedora 21, I got a message: WARNING: problems were encountered during transaction test: broken dependencies async-http-client-1.7.22-1.fc20.noarch requires ...
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RPM created using checkinstall giving dependency error

Compiled openssl-1.0.1.i using commands: export CFLAGS="-fPIC" ./config shared --openssldir=/usr/share/ssl make depend make all make install here it is not asking for any dependencies I am able to ...
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Yum: I don't see any files installed

I tend to ask the most stupid questions here, but here goes again: I installed postgresql92, as proven here: [vagrant@localhost ~]$ yum info postgresql92.x86_64 Loaded plugins: presto, security ...
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How to build cups generic RPM on OpenSUSE 13.x?

The cups website suggest to build generic RPM packages with rpmbuild -ta tarball.tar.gz, but there's no dbus-devel and no libusb-devel package in OpenSUSE 13.1 (there's dbus-1-devel). Is there a way ...
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How to resolve rpm dependencies

I am trying to install libtirpc on RHEL 6.5 but it fails and asks for dependencies. Why here it is showing three GLIBC versions 2.14, 2.15 and 2.16. ?? Does it mean that any of these three versions ...
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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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How to get original library/package version from rpm package version?

I use Centos 7 and I need to know what is my version of Xdmx. rpm -qa and yum list installed return version of rpm package which, I think, is different from original Xdmx version. $yum list ...
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rpmbuild shows prelink:at least one of file's dependencies has changed since prelinking

I have one directory which i have updated to latest Now when i try rpmbuild it shows prelink: /pgsql/pgAdmin3/lib/libpng12.so.0.10.0: at least one of file's dependencies has changed since prelinking ...
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How to identify my default NFS server from rpms, and how to change it?

I am facing some issues with my current (default) NFS server in SLES, and wish to try a different version. This is what i can see when i execute rpm -qa # rpm -qa | grep nfs ...
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RPM won't erase its installed directories if they have been modified after the initial installation

Here are the steps I took: Create RPM Install rpm via "rpm -i" (this creates /opt/foo and unpacks files into it) Modify some files under /opt/foo/ (rename, append data, etc.) Uninstall rpm via "rpm ...
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Detect missing binary symbols in Linux repository

Is there any tool that is able to validate that a linux repository contains all needed binary symbols? I need to verify completeness of the repository over binary symbols. I.e. I need to know that ...
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How could I install libevent 2.0+ while reserving system provided libevent 1.4?

I am a newbie on RPM I want to build a RPM of tmux and libevent for centos 6.5 which does not ship. The problem is tmux needs libevent 2.0+ which centos 6.5 does not ship either. So I wrote rpm spec ...
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pgadmin3 failed dependencies which are already installed?

I try to install pgadmin3 in a system with OpenSUSE 12.1 After download pgadmin3-1.14.0-2.1.2.i586.rpm I try rpm -ivh pgadmin3-1.14.0-2.1.2.i586.rpm and have the following errors: Failed ...
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yum remove only single rpm file instead of all packages related to it

My environment: CentOS 7.0 Keep a rpm list by: rpm -qa > before.list Try libreoffice-calc. (112M bytes) yum install -y libreoffice-calc Think it is useless, I want to remove it. I found yum ...
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how to make rpmbuild automatically generate require >= and not =

I rpmbuild a package and afterwards I find that it requires python(abi) = 2.5 . I don't want to use AutoReqProv: no to suppress generation of requirements completely, I just want to make it ...
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Why do guides always say to download the RPM to disk?

Every installation guide I've ever seen which requires an RPM install starts with the instruction "download the repo", usually accompanied by a wget, and then, separately, says to rpm -i or rpm -U the ...
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epel 6 want to update a package with the epel5 version in Centos 6

I have downloaded and installed the epel 6 in Centos 6 using: wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm rpm -Uvh epel-release-6*.rpm but when i do: yum update ...
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Fan speeds stay the same

My nvidia card always is at 28% fan speed. Why does this never change as the temperature goes up? Wouldn't that make it cooler, and thus, better? Is using software to increase that speed perfectly ...
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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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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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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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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 ...