.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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why can't yum find inconsolata-fonts package available for install?

On CentOS v6.3 when I type: yum update followed by: yum search inconsolata-fonts or: yum search inconsolata I get no results. However a Google search indicates that a package called ...
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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 ...
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yum: enable a disabled repository

I've found out I can use yum --enablerepo= to temporarily enable a disabled Yum repository, but I want to permanently enable a repository. Is there a preferred Yum command to enable a disabled ...
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rpm removal failure

I'm encountering a problem removing an installed rpm. > rpm -q my_rpm my_rpm-3.0.0-27 > rpm -e my_rpm error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.000 I have also tried to run ...
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How to uninstall several applications using rpm -e?

I'm a linux newbie using feodra 17. I know I can uninstall something related to 'abcdef' like this: rpm -qa | grep 'abcdef' ...(lots of stuff relevant to 'abcdef') rpm -e (names listed ...
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Best practice for Installing missing 32-bit package on a 64-bit Fedora Linux

I am using Fedora 13 64-bit. After reading few posts online it seems that most of 32-bit packages and libraries can easily be installed using the following command: yum install *packagename*.i686 ...
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Can we make a non-relocatable RPM package relocatable during repackaging?

I am trying to install a package on a RHEL4 box, the package is non-relocatable. I need it at a custom location because there are some other applications which need to be linked to it. So I wonder ...
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Rpmbuild large packages

I am building a very large (4GB+) packages on rpm 4.8.0. What things should I watch out for? I am getting "Bad magic error" when my package exceeds 2GB
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How do I list all the files not owned by any package in a RPM-based system?

I want to look for files polluting an old CentOS system in my company. Is there an easy way to do that?
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Trying to install libcurl on a Linux RHEL, unable to install openssl

I am a programmer, and I am trying to give a clear sure fire way for the engineering team to install libcurl on a Linux RHEL machine. The machine already has the following installed by default: ...
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rpm: Contradictory information (both installed and not installed)

rpm (on RedHat EL 6) is giving me contradictory information: [root@aphrodite Desktop]# rpm -e DeepFlow-1.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm error: package DeepFlow-1.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm is not installed ...
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How to install PostgreSQL 9.2 on CentOS 5?

PostgreSQL 9.2 isn't available on CentOS (the latest version is 8.1), so in order to get it, one has to add a postgre repository with the command rpm -ivh ...
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rpm-spec and Home's user folder

I'm just trying to figure out how to know in an rpm package that calls sudo, and put some files in the non-root home folder for the users who call sudo or are root. I tried with something like this: ...
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Why compile an rpm from source?

What I know: src.rpm usually contain some kind of tar or compressed source code for the app/library/package Sometimes people recommend you compile from source if the package does not work What I ...
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How to completely uninstall a package (including all extra files that came with it) using yum (or rpm)?

When I do yum remove, it sometimes keeps a package's configuration files. Is there anyway to remove a package completely, without keeping any file that belonged to the package? I am running CentOS.
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What is the source package for wxBase on Fedora 18?

I want to build the 2.9.x version of wxWidgets on Fedora 18, but I can't find the source package for wxBase.
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Is there any RPM online factory for Fedora?

I want some online service that will allow me: Build RPM from my provided sources and spec-files; Create and edit spec-files online, using some predefined templates (CMake, autotools, etc.); Provide ...
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install rpm packages with rpm

I tried to install java 1.7 with rpm but got this error: #rpm -i jdk-7-linux-x64.rpm. package jdk-2000:1.7.0-fcs.x86_64 is already installed If the package really was installed, then how come ...
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rpm jdk-7-linux-x64.rpm

I tried to install java 1.7 with rpm but got this error: #rpm -i jdk-7-linux-x64.rpm. package jdk-2000:1.7.0-fcs.x86_64 is already installed If the package really was installed, then how come ...
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Install perl module from rpm file

I have a perl issue and obviously I'm not a perl expert. I can not use CPAN. I've installed File::Pid using a rpm, or I tried. I downloaded perl-File-Pid-1.01-3.el5.noarch.rpm (and the ...
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Is there any way to restore/recover my file that a rpm package overwrite?

I had some files on a server. Then I installed a rpm package that have same files in it. As a result, rpm package overwrite these files and I lost my newly edited files. I wonder if there is a way to ...