.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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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 ...
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Is there Gentoo's “world” set analogue for rpm-based distributions?

I want to maintain my Fedora distribution clean and tidy. So, I always want to have installed only required packages. The necessity of a top packages is determined by me and some minimal system set. ...
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Try to make a rpm packet of httpd 2.4.3

my spec file is: %prep tar zxvf $RPM_SOURCE_DIR/httpd-2.4.3.tar.gz %build %install cd httpd-2.4.3 ./configure -prefix=/usr/local/apache make make install %preun if [ -z "`ps aux|grep httpd | grep ...
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Bundle Node.JS app in an RPM

I am building a Node.JS server application for a client, targeted at RedHat EL 6.3. They want the app to be bundled in an RPM. Basically, the RPM should: Install Node.JS and various Node modules ...
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Is 7200rpm thru sata 2 worth it?

I am aware that this is probably a common question, yet I did not find the right search terms to use. I have to buy a new hard drive. I figured out that the equation consists of: connector standard, ...
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How do I turn off the perl-specific parts of find-requires when building an RPM?

rpmbuild will scan Perl modules to find Perl dependencies, but it doesn't understand optional modules and its generated Perl module requirement list will often be wrong. How can I turn this feature ...
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centos and fontpackages-filesystem

How do I go about installing fontpackages-filesystem onto centos? Getting the error: Missing Dependency: fontpackages-filesystem >= 1.13 is needed by package ...
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Extract a single directory from rpm

I'm able to extract individual file rpm rpm by: rpm2cpio rpm_name | cpio -ivd ./a/b/c/README I need to extract the whole /a/b/c/ directory (using ./a/b/c/ in above command doesn't works)? How it ...
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Centos5: Custom comps.xml documentation/options?

I've got an app that I've packaged into rpms along with some of its dependencies. I'd like to be able to have it accessible as a group for easy install/uninstall. However, there's not too many ...
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Replace sqlite3.3.6-5 for sqlite3.7.0-1 on centos5

I want to update my sqlite3 version. I'm using centos5 (VPS requeriment), I have a new version downloaded (.rpm) and a previous installed (with the os) I have this error. Well, I have noob on ...
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Yum: What defines the repo a package gets pulled from if the same package is contained in multiple repos?

On any given box that has subscriptions to multiple repos yum list available --showduplicates foo gives me: foo.x86_64 0.0.1-1 dev-repo foo.x86_64 0.0.1-1 test-repo What is the logic ...
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How do I know dependent rpms of a a package

I want to know all the dependent rpms including recursive of a particular rpm. Is it possible? I know that in rpm there is an option -R,--require to now the dependency of an rpm. But I want to know ...
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Apache Commons and Tomcat Servlet API install and dependency

I'm trying to install the Commons libraries fileupload and commons-IO. I have CentOS6 installed and Tomcat version 7. I managed to download and install the Apache-commons-io package without any ...
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yum to treat a package installed by hand as installed through it

I've built Emacs 24 and installed it on my FC-17, but if I try to install any package that requires Emacs (such as Pymacs, ECB and so on), all of them will try to install Emacs 23. I think that my ...
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Why do RPM packages have different names to the programs they install?

It seems to me that when I download RPM packages that the names they use are sometimes different from the programs they install. For example: yum install httpd apache -v I install the RPM package ...
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What tool does yum use to download rpm packages from remote server?

My system is centos, and now I am installing packages using yum command. Updating for dependencies: apr-util i386 1.3.9-1.el5 lxcenter-updates 203 k gcc-gfortran ...
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Upgrading Node.JS from tarball of binares when yum-installed version already exists

On CentOS 6.3 64-bit, I've installed Node.JS version 0.6.18 using yum. I have an application that requires Node.JS v0.8.x. The currently stable version of Node.JS available is 0.8.7, which is ...
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Why do I get Files Listed Twice when building my RPM?

My understanding is that if I specify the %dir directive under the %files list, RPM will not list any files under that directory. Doing this can allow you to set specific permissions for the directory ...
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Accidentally erased rpm package, how to recover?

Yesterday I planned to erase all wine related package, first I queried with: rpm -qa | grep wine and it showed 6 or 7 packages, then I typed: rpm -qa | rpm -e After one or two minutes waiting, I ...
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user XXXX does not exist - using root?

In makefile, i used 'install' command as below command:'install -o 1010 -g 100 -m 0755 -D path' instead of checking user name and group name i would like to check uid and gid. Consider the ...
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use i3 tiling window manager in RHEL 5

For some time I have been using the i3 tiling window manager in Ubuntu. However at my new company we use RHEL5. I would dearly love to port over all my configs but Im having some trouble... An ...
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Skype not working in CentOS 6.2

I tried to install Skype on CentOS 6.2. I downloaded Skype's rpm package from here and tried this command to install – but it's giving an error like this: [root@localhost Downloads]# rpm -ivh ...
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What comes after the underscore in an RPM version string?

I'm getting dependency conflicts when trying to run a simple yum update. I notice that in some cases, it's looking for a package called foo w.x-y.z.el6 while the repo only has foo w.x-y.z.el6_a.b, ...
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RPM Build Failing in %build

I've trying to create a Samba RPM for an old version of Fedora. There aren't any available to download on the internet so I've got the source code. So far I have the five standard directories /BUILD, ...