.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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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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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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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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How to get the order in which rpm will install a set of new packages?

I have a set of rpm packages. I am going to install all of them at once, but before doing it I want to get the order in which they are going to be installed. I know if I provide all of them to the ...
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How to create an RPM package which on installing just copies files to specific folders?

I want to create an RPM package consisting of certain files which needs to be copied to different locations upon installation of the RPM. Please help me out with the spec file
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Installing a systemd service from an RPM?

I've been creating RPMS (using CMake's CPack) which install everything into /opt, and then the postinstall script copies the service definition files to /etc/systemd/system. I've toyed around with ...
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What does the “w” in “yum install -y php56w” stand for?

Following instruction on this page I installed PHP using command: yum install -y php56w My question is: what does the 'w' stand for in php56w?
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yum dependency issue with releasever on some packages

I'm having an issue installing some software with yum, it shows a dependency issue even though all the packages are installed. I'm trying to install the redhead-lsb package. I get the following ...
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File types from rpm package file

Is there any way to get file types (or more exactly, list of binaries) from rpm package file without unpacking it? It's assumed that there is a rpm file which isn't installed and we need just to learn ...
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using rpm -i in Linux as a normal user

I'm trying to run rpm -i to install an rpm but it fails. I must always use root to do the installation. why ? [alankoh@sjoam2 Downloads]$ rpm -i sqldeveloper-4.0.3.16.84-1.noarch.rpm error: ...
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Installing software on CentOS without root

I realize variants of this question have been asked before. My question is why can't one have some kind of parallel directory structure where a user w/o root is able to install whatever they need? ...
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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 ...
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Changing behavior of RPM to use --excludepath by default

How do I change the config file of RPM such that any RPM operation defaults to using the --excludepath option ?
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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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rpm --ignoreos equivalent in yum

I have created an rpm on OSX that I want to install on CentOS6. I can do that with the following command: rpm -i --ignoreos <some_package>.rpm I'm wondering if there is an equivalent command ...
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how to stop yum from asking for pdate directory

I used createrepo -update ... by mistake when I meant --update. Now, yum complains all the time about pdate directory not being there. Even though I checked that string is not in yum.conf nor in ...
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Install Rpm Package on Kali Linux

I need to install .rpm package in Kali linux. But shows command not found error. i tried using with sudo but didn't help. Does kali supports .rpm files? How can i install .rpm on Kali linux?
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Header V3 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID c105b9de: BAD

I have a strange problem on Centos 6.6 with rpm. I try to install rpm/srpm and i get this message : rpm -v --checksig glibc-2.12-1.149.el6.src.rpm glibc-2.12-1.149.el6.src.rpm: Entête V3 RSA/SHA1 ...
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Rebuilding the rpm package

ALL, I'm a long time Gentoo user. Unfortunately I found a job where the primary distro is RHEL with different distribution system and different installation process. My problem is I need to rebuild ...
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can't start biber(bibLaTex Compiler), although it is successful installed (fedora21)

solved Hey, i installed texlive-biblatex* , but strangly i cant start it, using "biber". $ biber bash: biber: Befehl nicht gefunden... Also i cant access the manpage for bibLaTeX: $ man ...
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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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yum remove only single rpm file instead of all packages related to it

My environment: CentOS 7.0 Keep a rpm list by: rpm -qa > before.list Try libreoffice-calc. (112M bytes) yum install -y libreoffice-calc Think it is useless, I want to remove it. I found yum ...
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How to measure a HDD's RPM speed?

EDIT: My original intent with this question was to figure out if it would be worth purchasing a 7200rpm drive if mine turns out to be 5400rpm, but JakeGould has made it clear that RPM alone is not ...
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how to find packages in subdir with a particular dependency

From the root of new SLES media how is it possible to find all packages with a particular package dependency? That is, there are many RPMs in various sub-directories of root. How may I find all ...
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Is it safe to install own rpm packages on Debian-based distros?

We have multiple servers with Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. We decided, that we need to be able install our own non-binary and java packages to any of these servers using rpm, because CentOS our primary ...
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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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Yum: I don't see any files installed

I tend to ask the most stupid questions here, but here goes again: I installed postgresql92, as proven here: [vagrant@localhost ~]$ yum info postgresql92.x86_64 Loaded plugins: presto, security ...
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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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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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Getting error while creating RPM

I was trying to create customized apache rpm from spec file, but getting error like [root@]# rpm -bb custom-apache.spec -bb: unknown option rpmbuild is also installed in my machine already Please ...
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How to show all versions of a library from specified repo?

I thought I've uploaded a rpm with version myserv-2-7.rpm to a custom repo myrepo1, but when I use: yum --enablerepo myrepo1 install myserv It installed a different version of myserv from another ...
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How to build cups generic RPM on OpenSUSE 13.x?

The cups website suggest to build generic RPM packages with rpmbuild -ta tarball.tar.gz, but there's no dbus-devel and no libusb-devel package in OpenSUSE 13.1 (there's dbus-1-devel). Is there a way ...
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Virtualbox installation in SLES11 SP2

Trying to install virtualbox in SLES11 SP2 Downlaod the source rpm from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads Installed it like rpm -ivh VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.20_96996_sles11.0-1.x86_64.rpm ...
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fedup says “Continue with the upgrade at your own risk” - what's next?

While trying to upgrade Fedora 20 to Fedora 21, I got a message: WARNING: problems were encountered during transaction test: broken dependencies async-http-client-1.7.22-1.fc20.noarch requires ...
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RPM created using checkinstall giving dependency error

Compiled openssl-1.0.1.i using commands: export CFLAGS="-fPIC" ./config shared --openssldir=/usr/share/ssl make depend make all make install here it is not asking for any dependencies I am able to ...
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How to resolve rpm dependencies

I am trying to install libtirpc on RHEL 6.5 but it fails and asks for dependencies. Why here it is showing three GLIBC versions 2.14, 2.15 and 2.16. ?? Does it mean that any of these three versions ...
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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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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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rpm signing error rpmMkTemp failed

I'm running into this error when signing an rpm file. I've not got a whole lot to go on as you can see, and google seems to have come up empty. I'm stumped ! Does anyone know what causes it ? I'm ...
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rpmbuild shows prelink:at least one of file's dependencies has changed since prelinking

I have one directory which i have updated to latest Now when i try rpmbuild it shows prelink: /pgsql/pgAdmin3/lib/libpng12.so.0.10.0: at least one of file's dependencies has changed since prelinking ...
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How to install rpm file along with its all dependencies?

I am trying to install HPCC on RHEL based machine. I have one .rpm file and to install this rpm, I am using following command : sudo rpm -Uvh hpccsystems-platform_community-4.0.0-9.el6.x86_64.rpm I ...
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How to get original library/package version from rpm package version?

I use Centos 7 and I need to know what is my version of Xdmx. rpm -qa and yum list installed return version of rpm package which, I think, is different from original Xdmx version. $yum list ...
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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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How to identify my default NFS server from rpms, and how to change it?

I am facing some issues with my current (default) NFS server in SLES, and wish to try a different version. This is what i can see when i execute rpm -qa # rpm -qa | grep nfs ...
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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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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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rpm/yum: require minimum version of optional package

I have two packages, python-modules and python-modules-foo. python-modules-foo does not require python-modules to be installed, but if python-modules is installed, it must be at least version X. In ...
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How to remove an imported key during rpm uninstall

I'm creating an RPM package (let's call it Foo) that contains a gpg key that will be used to sign other RPMs. During the postinstall script for Foo, I execute 'rpm --import [keyfile]' to import the ...
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how to make rpmbuild automatically generate require >= and not =

I rpmbuild a package and afterwards I find that it requires python(abi) = 2.5 . I don't want to use AutoReqProv: no to suppress generation of requirements completely, I just want to make it ...
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Detect missing binary symbols in Linux repository

Is there any tool that is able to validate that a linux repository contains all needed binary symbols? I need to verify completeness of the repository over binary symbols. I.e. I need to know that ...