.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 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, ...
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PHP 5.4.3 RPM and steps of installation?

Can someone please point me a PHP 5.4.3 RPM that includes mysql and PDO ? I appreciate if someone can guide me or give me link to step by step installation of rpm. I have redhat linux. (gcc version ...
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Steps to install PHP 5.4.3 from rpm and yum?

I got a link saying following steps of installation of PHP 5.4.3. rpm -Uvh http://repo.webtatic.com/yum/el6/latest.rpm yum install php54w Can i use above method safely? Or any other rpm that i ...
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yum/RPM depend on generic package (like “provides” in other package managers)

I'm trying to figure out how to make a package of mine depend on anything that provides "java", but I'm not sure what to even look up. Apparently "yum provides" is a command for finding out which ...
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Mock --init failing on perl command

I have a rather unique situation here that about 2 hours of googling couldn't help me with. I'm building a project using Cmake that will eventually generate rpms for target architectures using mock. ...
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RHEL 5 Yum Repository from DVD

I have a Red Hat 5 system installed from a Official DVD. At times, I need to install packages from the DVD at a later stage. Whenever I need to do that, I have install RPMs one at a time through a ...
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Fedora 16 is not retrieving the mirror list

I have Fedora 16 installed. It gives me some errors/warnings when updating, and installing software through yum. Could not retrieve mirrorlist ...
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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?
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Wrong RPMforge Installed

I am running CentOS 6.2 and I installed RPMforge EL5 by mistake and I need to uninstall it and install RPMforge for EL6. How can I do that?
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Is it possible to get user's input during installation of rpm?

Is it possible to get input from a user during an rpm installation? I have a script that works by itself (taking input from a user and doing actions) but when run as part of the post install of an rpm ...
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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 ...
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Get the process id from ps -ef grep (or Stop an application before removing it)

I have an rpm and I want on uninstall to check if my application is running and if it is stop it before running the uninstall. My service runs under a specific user. How can I do this using bash in ...
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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?
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unable to run OpenOffice from text mode

I have installed OpenOffice in Redhat5 in text mode. When I tried to start OpenOffice using the command: sudo /usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice "-accept=socket,host=localhost,port=8100; ...
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where to download yum-utils-1.1.16-21.el5.noarch.rpm?

I am trying to install yum-utils package,yum-utils-1.1.16-21.el5.noarch.rpm, for RedHat linux. However, I could not find where to download it form. Anyone has any idea ? Thanks
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how to install a chrome on my RHEL 5.3 box

I'm trying to install latest chrome on my RHEL 5.3. [foo@bar Downloads]# rpm -ivh "google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64(4).rpm" warning: google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64(4).rpm: Header V4 DSA ...
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what is rpm fusion in layman and how it is related to installing vlc?

Recently i installed VLC Player on fedora. Since i am a new user for linux i installed it without knowing what am i doing. I just followed the instructions. First i installed a rpm file for ...
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install sun java 6 and sun java 7 side-by-side on linux (fedora 16) using rpm

This is what I would like to achieve, but I'm failing (I'm a newbie in Linux). I have a Fedora 16 box (64 bit) and would like to install multiple versions of oracle java (java 6 and java 7 for the ...
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how to update svn package on RHEL 5.3?

I have 1.4.2 version of svn on my RHEL 5.3 box. I tried updating and I get the following message. What should I do ? [foo@bar adminui]# svn --version svn, version 1.4.2 (r22196) compiled Sep 1 ...
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Where does yum save the rpm's it downloads?

Is there a temporary folder I can find the RPM's that yum downloads to install programs? During an installation yum shows the exact name of the RPM file but I don't know how to find it. How can I ...
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Can someone explain why LWP::Simple is satisfied by perl-libwww-perl?

Installing Munin on RHEL 6 from RPM available at, http://pkgs.repoforge.org/ most installs were ok but when installing munin-node got this: rpm -Uvh munin-node-1.2.5-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm warning: ...
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How to Install gcc 4.7.x/4.8.x on CentOS

What would be the easiest way to install gcc 4.7.x/4.8.x on a system with CentOS 6.2+? The default RPM package contains an older version of gcc.
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WD “My Book Studio” 2TB - rpm? [closed]

The rpm rating of this drive doesn't seem to be listed anywhere. Not on the box, not in the manual, not online, not even on Western Digital's website. I even called them but they were evasive, ...
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Man command not installed (fedora)

For some strange reason, when I got my installation of fedora, man command was missing. I have already install development tools packages - but still no luck. I checked all the usual suspects: PATH, ...
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How can Yum tell me the version of depencencies?

I've installed a package with Yum (Varnish 3.0.2). However, a feature I need has been removed so I need to roll back. According to the documentation, the feature was removed in 3.0-Beta, so I wanted ...
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Fetch a variable value from the target server in RPM

I want to read a variable value from the target server in the %install script. When I try to package the script, it searches the file where I am packaging and fails to find it. Is there any option to ...