.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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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 ...
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Output from rpm -qa, how to extract only the name of the package?

The output format from the command rpm -qa looks like the following: abrt-1.1.14-1.fc14.x86_64 abrt-addon-ccpp-1.1.14-1.fc14.x86_64 abrt-addon-kerneloops-1.1.14-1.fc14.x86_64 abrt-addon-python-1.1.14-...
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How can I install an RPM without being root?

How can I install an RPM on a machine where I don't have root permissions? I want to install a package for my use only in a personal work directory. I'm running SuSe SLES10. Please don't flame me ...
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How come useradd isn't working?

I'm trying to work out the kinks for this RPM I'm trying to create. Basically, I'm trying to make it so that if mark does not exist on the system, I want to create a mark user account. I've got this ...
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Not able to install JDk in my ubuntu 9.04, getting Error: rpm: not found

:~$ !529 Desktop/./jdk-6u21-linux-i586-rpm.bin Unpacking... Checksumming... Extracting... UnZipSFX 5.50 of 17 February 2002, by Info-ZIP (Zip-Bugs@lists.wku.edu). inflating: jdk-6u21-linux-i586....
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View Configuration File Changes With RPM or Yum

How do I view the changes made to package configuration files (installed using rpm/yum)? I created a FreeRadius server that does MAC Authentication, and I just want to get the lines that I have ...
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Fedora 12 update dependency problems with firefox

I'm trying to update my system which is usually a fairly routine thing. However, today, I ran update, it installed everything, and thunderbird segfaulted on launch. Bemused, I downgraded it. It worked,...
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rpm: what does the release number in `gpg-pubkey-<verstion>-<release>` stands for?

GnuPG public keys that are imported into the RPM keyring with: rpm --import PUBKEY_FILE can be queried with rpm -q gpg-pubkey-<key-id> For example the CentOS4 key: pub 1024D/443E1821 ...
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Where are the rpm files after installation using yum?

I'm using Red Hat 5.4. I have installed a package using yum the package was wireshark. However, after it has installed. Where can I find the rpm package? I would like to locate the actual wireshark....
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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 [root@...
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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 jre-6u16-linux-i586-rpm.bin?e=...
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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?