0
votes
1answer
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
105 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
168 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
348 views

What's the rpm/yum equivalent of `aptitude why`?

On .deb managed systems one can use $ aptitude why <package> to find out what installed package required the installation of <package> for example: $ aptitude why python i xdiagnose ...
3
votes
1answer
203 views

Is it possible to have two package management systems (.deb and .rpm) on one system?

Is it possible to have more than one package management system on one system? Example: RPM, deb and .txz on the same partition of Ubuntu. If it isn't possible, why not?
0
votes
3answers
299 views

Linux and rpms and apps best practices?

I have an application to be delivered as an RPM. I don't know very good Linux. What is best. Should the application start automatically on RPM installation or should the user manually start it from ...
0
votes
2answers
327 views

Rpm spec confusion on rights and attributes

What is the difference between %attr and %defattr and are the rights applied recursively to a file structure delivered by an rpm?
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Smallest rpm based linux possible?

Considering Linux distributions that are based on RPM. How can we have the smallest possible of these Linuxes in size with minimum number of packages?
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Is it possible to modify/rebuild an rpm without the srpm?

I have an rpm for which I need to change the preinstal scriptlet for testing. However, I do not have the SRPM from which is was built. Is it possible to change the scriptlet and/or rebuild the rpm ...
0
votes
3answers
6k views

Install src.rpm package on Red hat Linux

How can i install src.rpm package on Red hat Linux ?
42
votes
2answers
28k views

What is the difference between yum, apt-get, rpm, ./configure && make install?

I am new to Linux and am running CentOS. I have come across four ways to update or install software. So far, I've seen: yum install [program] apt-get install [program] rpm -i [program].rpm wget ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

Zypper: How do I display all packages from a certain repository?

Please tell me, how to let zypper display all installed packages of a certain repository.