.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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Specify default rpm querytags

I am working on 64 bits RHEL and I want rpm -q to use these tags by default: '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}.%{ARCH}' Other than typing the tags by hand or defining an alias, is there a way I can ...
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Managing service accounts in an RPM spec

I've been given a partially-complete RPM spec for a service we're writing. It gets as far as making the required directories, copying files, setting permissions, etc., but it doesn't make the ...
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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?
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How to install Sun's JDK on CentOS?

I having difficult time installing Sun's JDK on CentOS. The default installing with "yum" is "openJDK", but I need to install Sun's JDK. Is there easy instruction out there I can use or any ...
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Override RPM install path

I've downloaded an RPM from Oracle that wants to install in /usr, and due to the way our SysAdmins set up our workstations, I don't have enough disk space in /usr. Most of the space on the root ...
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Linux rpm -qa doesn't return a result

I have an Ubuntu Linux on a VMWare running and I've installed RPM Package Manager. However when I try to query all packages using the rpm -qa command, I don't get any results returned. How can I fix ...
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overriding installed file / directory permissions & owners?

Every time I update certain packages with rpm/yum, they reset certain permissions on their files / directories which I have intentionally changed for various reasons. Is there a way I can override the ...
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rpm installation error

I'm trying to install an RPM compat-db-4.1.25-9 on oracle linux enterprise, since it's required to install WebCenter...however the rpm installation is throwing a warning and then not working ...
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MacBook Pro - 7200 vs 5400 rpm drives - Heat and Noise

I am looking at a new 15" MacBook Pro for development purposes. I am planning to run a Virtual Machine for about 50% of my work (Windows 7 x64, IIS, SQL Server, and VS 2010). The upgrade from a 5400 ...
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Find where packages have been installed using rpm

CentOS 5.3 I have been installing some packages using rpm -ivh package However, I am just wondering what command I can use to find the path of where the packages are installed. Many thanks,
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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 ...
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Install src.rpm package on Red hat Linux

How can i install src.rpm package on Red hat Linux ?
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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 ...
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Converting .rpm file into .deb file using alien in Ubuntu

I have converted an i336 .rpm file into a .deb file in Ubuntu using alien successfully, but I am getting the following error while converting an i586.rpm file of the same application into a .deb file: ...
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Do CentOS RPMs work with RedHat?

I am having trouble finding certain Redhat EL5 RPMs but there are a lot of CentOS versions out there. Would they work or are they completely incompatible with RedHat even though they have "el5" in the ...
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RPM to get X11 headers for RHEL

What is the best single rpm to install to get a complete set of X11 headers on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x? My guess is Xaw3d-devel (assuming that the dependencies also get installed).
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Same package installed several times

I installed an older version of a package with "rpm -i --force package-oldversion.rpm". Now I realize that didn't remove the new version. So i have two packages installed. What can I do to revert ...
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rpm file conflict after alien conversion

I have a program for which I generate a .deb file. The .deb file works fine on the systems I have tried it on (also tested with lintian). Previously it has worked to use alien to convert this to .rpm ...
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How does RPM determine newer package

I have taken the Apache httpd 2.2.3 SRPM and extracted the .spec file. From this I've replaced 2.2.3 with 2.2.14 and removed the Serial tag from the specfile (as rpmbuild complained about the Serial ...
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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.
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How to unpack and rebuild RPM packages on Fedora?

How would I unpack and rebuild an RPM package on Fedora?
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How can I tell the speed of my MacBook hard drive?

I recently got a new MacBook. How can I determine the hard drive speed (RPM)? I am using Mac OS X Version 10.5.8.
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Installation of java in LINUX

I am trying to install Java on Red Hat Linux through SSH. I am using wget to download the installer. When wget downloads the file, it saves it with a filename of ...
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How To install [lshw] command on XenServer 5.5?

I have to collect hardware information from my hardware, especially the Hard Disk. So I need to use the Linux command-line lshw in order to have what I want.
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How does yum dependency resolution work?

If multiple packages satisfy a dependency for a package being installed, how does yum choose which one to automatically install? Can I force it to let me pick?
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How to extract RPM from RPM database in RedHat

Is there a way to extract an installed RPM from an RPM database on RedHat Linux to reproduce the original .rpm file?