.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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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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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 ...
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How to know the version of RPM during installation

I have created a script for deployment using YUM and RPM. During the pre script, is it possible to know whats the version of the rpm I am deploying. I want to create a backup file with the version ...
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How do I tell RPM which software version to use?

I'm trying to install the Subversion SWIG Python libraries so that I can use them with Trac. The environment is RHEL5, and for some reason the RedHat repositories for yum are unavailable, so I had to ...
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Yum : searching for a package with binary name

Is there a way to search a package using the binary name. for example I want to find rpm package for command "ls" then it should be coreutils-6.9-10.4.i586 for example.
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How to prevent the RPM from freezing?

I've tried to install several things using redhat's RPM, but every time I try it freezes when the progress bar arrives to "Processing Headers" I've tried rebuilding the rpm's database rpm ...
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How do I get yum to see updates to a local repo without cleaning cache?

I have set up a local yum repository which I use to install test builds. For the testing purposes, my packages are versioned by <svn version number>.<date>.<time> (e.g. ...
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Why does Puppet keep installing a package even if it is already installed?

I use the package install attribute to ensure that given package X is installed. However, even though the package is installed, puppet tries to install it over again and of course exits with an ...
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rpm spec file with 'cat' problem

Im writing spec file in which i want to place script to run process from init.d directory. Here it is a part of SPEC file: %prep %{__cat} <<EOF > myapp.run prog="IMG APP BACKEND" ...
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Upgrading software packages from CLI in Linux from some online repo

I am on CentOS and have tried the following: [root@XMPP tigase]# rpm -Uvh MySQL-server-5.5.15-1.linux2.6.x86_64.rpm error: open of MySQL-server-5.5.15-1.linux2.6.x86_64.rpm failed: No such file or ...
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Amazon Linux AMI release 2010.11.1 corresponds to which RHEL version (4/5/6)?

I am using the default Amazon Linux AMI in an EC2 instance - Amazon Linux AMI release 2010.11.1. I can see that it's a Redhat based system, but after trying many tools (/etc/issues, uname -a, ...
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Install rpm packages using file globbing with errors

I found a rpm feature. If you rpm install * and one of the packages fails to install then none of the remaining packages will be installed. Does anyone know how to use rpm to install packages with ...
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RPM installation returning exit code 1

I'm working on an embedded system and have created a bunch of RPMs. The following problem is present in some of the RPMs. When I install/upgrade version 2 of the RPM on top of version 1 or install ...
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How to keep Virtualbox from being uninstalled by kernel update in yum

I use fedora, and installed virtualbox-ose from rpmfusion. It seems that the virtualbox-ose is compiled against certain kernel versions. If I update kernel with yum update, virtualbox-ose will be ...
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Odd RPM behaviour, installed but not at the same time?

I'm having issues with Java on my RedHat virtual machine. So I went to Oracle's site to download the newest version of JRE and JDK. I got the RPM and did an rpm -i to install, but it tells me its ...
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How do I find what RPM package provides a system executable with Fedora?

Want package provides gnome-sound-recorder in Fedora?
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How to get list of dependencies of non-installed RPM package?

apt-cache show <package> shows also it's dependencies. yum info <package> does not show dependencies, but it obviously know them. How to ask yum for dependencies of specified package?
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Problems installing Subversion Perl

I'm trying to setup Bugzilla's VCS integration with Subversion. I've installed the CollabNet Subversion client CollabNetSubversion-client-1.6.16-1.i386.rpm which installs its libs to ...
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How to configure the path while installing new plugin in linux?

Whenever I need to install something on Xentos, I found rpm or tar balls. I want to know what is difference between two. Also if I need to install something for php but I have installed on different ...
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How do I downgrade packages easily with Yum?

Apparently, Fedora's yum has the ability to downgrade. I find this useful because abhorrently they feel they need to break NetworkManager on a stable upgrade. In multiple ways. How do I downgrade ...
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RPM thinks something is removed: can't remove, yet thinks something is installed: can't installed

When I attempt to install a package, rpm tells me that it's already installed. When I try to remove that same package, it tells me that it's not installed. Forcing installation fails (presumably ...
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What are the advantages of a group package in yum over an rpm that depends on everything else?

On our local repository, we'd like to create a "product" install that includes all of our packages. The two ways that seem possible to do this is do create a "blank" package called 'product' that ...
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Installing VirtualBox gives kernel, grub and graphics card errors

I just tried booting into a virtual os and I got some error saying that I needed to check the kernel driver for vbox or whatever. I tried doing a ps -ef | grep vbox and also searched for the file. I ...
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Uninstall / remove RPM

I've installed CentOS 5 on an old IBM ThinkPad. Everything went fine until I had to make the wireless network connection work. After searching Google I realise that I need to install RPM. ...
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rpm + rpm -ba Build the source

when I perfrom rpm -ba /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/my_spec.spec as described here the output not include the Wrote: /root/rpmbuild/SRPMS/test.sh-6.2-2.rpm please advice why? remark under ...
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How do I find out a list of RPMs installed using “--force” option?

I'm just wondering if there is an easy way I can generate a list of RPM packages which have been forcefully installed on the system (got a couple of servers transitioned). All servers are RedHat-5 if ...
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RPM + How to get view of script in rpm pkg

Using rpm -qlp I can get the content of an RPM package. How can I view the below scripts from the RPM package? (using say, cat, more or vi) I want to print the following scripts (on my Linux machine) ...
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Problem with running open office from the command line

Yesterday I installed OpenOffice on my Linux server. But when I go to run it through the command line, it says command cannot be found. I've also tried other things like OOWriter, etc. Has anyone had ...
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How can I pack 15 different scripts into a single RPM?

I have more then 15 different scripts - bash, perl etc ( I run the scripts on Red Hat Linux) I want to pack all scripts by RPM. How to do that? For example I want to do rpm -Uvh all_scripts_pack ...
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How to downgrade and remove rpms in the same command?

I have a problem where in order to satisfy RPM dependencies, I need to remove packages and downgrade them in the same command. Imagine the following situation Before A v2.0 depends on B,C B v2.0 ...
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What can I do about “cpio: read error while unpacking archive”?

I get the following error when I attempt to install a .rpm file: error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/local/jive/opt/openoffice.org/basis3.2/program/libicudata.so.40;4d805c75: cpio: ...
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server software

A professor at the university asked me if I could install some software for him on his laptop that runs SLES 11. I'm not familiar with SUSE (I typically work with debian based machines) so I'm having ...
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How can I set up Retrospect on Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit?

Problem Retrospect is a backup system that my organization uses, but I can not find support for my Ubuntu 12.10 64bit desktop. What I have tried (but did not work) download the Redhat version and ...