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List of installed repositories (yum)

In centos how can I get a list of installed repositories?
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How can I get Wireshark with a GUI on my EC2?

I have an Amazon EC2 machine that I'd like to run Wireshark on, using X forwarding. Unfortunately, the only Wireshark packages found with $ yum search wireshark are: wireshark-devel.x86_64 ...
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Cannot resolve dependencies while installing a package

When I try to install mysql-devel package by doing /usr/bin/yum install -y --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=base mysql-devel It fails with the following errors. ... ... --> Finished Dependency ...
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Is it safe to install kernel packages as dependencies on a Linode?

I'm working on a Linode: [michael@ads_portals ~]$ uname -r 3.5.2-linode45 I need to install some libraries, such as PyQt4-devel: sudo yum install PyQt4-devel Unfortunately, this comes up in the ...
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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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yum update fails

i have RHEL 6.3 [root@RHEL6 yum.repos.d]# uname -a Linux RHEL6.3-64-BuildMac 2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Jun 13 18:24:36 EDT 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux My /etc/yum.conf looks like ...
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yum not able to install a package

[root@mypc yum.repos.d]# yum search perl-Locale-gettext Loaded plugins: dellsysid, fastestmirror Repository tmz-puppet is listed more than once in the configuration Loading mirror speeds from cached ...
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Error in enabling json support in php on centos

I'm trying to enable JSON support in PHP on a CentOS server. But after running '# yum install gcc" or any other package I'm given this error: " Fatal Python error: PyString_InternInPlace: strings ...
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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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How to know which package yum is going to download or install now?

Now I am installing a couple of packages using yum on centos, what make me confused is that the system seems to be block at some point, in fact I know yum is downloading some packages from repo, but I ...
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Cannot start Postgres daemon after installing with Yum

I was trying to install Postgres 9.1.4 on Fedora 17 using Yum. If I do: sudo yum install postgres-libs sudo yum install postgres sudo yum install postgis All the installs appear to complete ...
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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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Node.js from yum on Fedora fails to start with v8 symbol error

I installed the nodejs package on Fedora 16 this way: # yum install nodejs But it crashed on startup when run with no arguments: $ nodejs nodejs: ../src/handle_wrap.cc:65: static ...
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How do I create yum repo file?

I know there is a previously asked question, but I still have some doubts so asking again. How do I create a yum repo file? I know that in the /etc/yum.repos.d/ I have to create .repo file. Below ...
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How to install jdk with yum on Fedora 17?

I want to install jdk by yum on Federa 17 and using : su -c 'yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk' But it show "no available package". How can I do to install it ?
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deleting /bin entries in linux

I have installed CentOS. I want to remove bzip2, so I enter this command in the shell: yum remove bzip2 bzip2-libs Then nearly 500 packages were removed and I can't enter any command. For example: ...
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Is Yum (and YumEx) intended for use on Debian/Ubuntu systems, as well as CentOS systems?

I have been building C++ server applications for Linux, typically in a CentOS environment within a virtual machine. A while ago, when setting up my development environment in CentOS, I became ...
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under which directory can i find the packages installed using yum

where do the packages installed using the yum command go ? For example i installed some dependencies using the command : yum -y install kernel-devel kernel-headers Where can i find these installed ...
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What is the technical differences between “update” and “upgrade” with yum?

I frequently use the following when updating/upgrading RPM-based distros (CentOS, RHEL, and Fedora in my case): yum -y update && yum -y upgrade However, I'm not sure exactly how the two yum ...
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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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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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Protected multilib versions error when updating yum in Fedora 16

I have Fedora 16 installed. I'm facing some in issues when updating yum. Error: Protected multilib versions: flash-plugin-11.2.202.233-release.i386 != flash-plugin-11.1.102.55-release.x86_64
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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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installing perf on RedHat

I read about perf tool and I was interested in using in my RedHat. On Ubuntu it is enough to call sudo apt-get install linux-tools-2.6.38-11. What about RED HAT? I tried both: yum install ...
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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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Can't install python-setuptools with yum on Ubuntu. Missing repolist

I can't install python-setuptool with yum on Ubuntu using the following command: sudo yum install python-setuptools I get this message Setting up Install Process No package python-setuptool ...
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Unable to remove PHP packages from CentOS, but also unable to update PHP package to PHP 5.3

I have an interesting, albeit infuriating problem with CentOS. I'm trying to configure this server to run a Symfony2 website I've built. The website doesn't work, and I've pinned down the problem to ...
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How to specify that Yum should not use proxy for specific domain

Is it possible to specify domain for which yum should bypass proxy configuration ? I'm afraid this is not possible... I read that it was possible to use the environment variable HTTP_PROXY then ...
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can you skip a single upgrade without cancelling the whole process?

When using yum and executing yum upgrade, the shell will automatically upgrade all packages that are eligible for upgrade. If I come across a particular package that I do not need or want upgraded, ...
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download local copy of CentOS yum repository for offline use

I have a CentOS 5.6 machine set up on a private network without public internet access. In the interest of time and frustration, I would prefer to be able to install packages using Yum as I would if ...
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Getting error GTK when compiling although GTK is already Installed

I'm a linux newbie and trying to compile a software but getting an error; it is telling me that GTK is not installed checking for GTK... configure: error: Package requirements (gtk+-2.0 >= 2.0.0) ...
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yum to install fails on default empty server

I used to download Fedora from site X, for example, but lately the site has not updated itself with new packages, therefore commands used to install any of those packages report back with errors as ...
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which yum version can handle sha256 checksum

I am using redhat es 5.4, I add fedora 15 repo in yum.repos.d, the fedora 15 using sha256 to generate checksum. it seems the yum version I am using can't handle checksum generated with sha256. I am ...
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adding repo to yum

I need to install mongodb server on my linux. To install via yum command I need to add it to my repo. Can someone guide me how to add something in my repo? ...
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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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yum hangs and won't respond

I am running yum check-update and it freezes after a 2 lines of output: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile I'm not sure what is happening. The last things I ...
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Can't seem to install 64bit GCC with YUM

I type the following... $ yum install gcc.x86_64 (by the way, is "gcc.x86_64" the right package for 64bit gcc?) [...] I get the following errors... [...] Total size: 16 M Downloading ...
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Centos Nano Upgrading

I'm having a few issues with the default version of Nano...Its extremely buggy and when I scroll between characters they mysteriously change without my editing. How do I update my nano version? The ...
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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 can I install perf, a linux peformance monitoring tool?

I am trying to install perf. I searched online that it is available through http://apt.ubuntu.com/p/linux-tools, but I need apt. I have yum installed, but do not have apt so I tried installing apt via ...
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Why does Software Update and Add/Remove Software claim all packages are untrusted?

About two days ago, Software Update started asking me for me root password in order to update packages. It gives me a dialog box saying: The software is not from a trusted source. Do not update ...
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How to list recent yum updates

Last night I have updated one of my RedHat systems from 6.1 to 6.2. There were a few hundred updates. How can I list the recent updates that was applied to my system? I have tried yum list recent but ...
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How can i install figlet and toilet on Centos6

I have yum and rpm, and I really only how to install packages using these commands. When I tried to yum install figlet on a new CentOS6 virtual machine it couldn't find it in the mirrors list. I tried ...
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Capturing yum progress bar percentage

I would like to know if it's possible to capture download progress i.e percentage download complete shown by 'yum' while it's downloading a package. Capture, in the sense, could be to a text file or ...
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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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Can I ask yum to tell me what it would delete with a “yum remove” command

Is there a way to tell what yum would do "but not do it" for a given yum command?
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Linux Centos 5.5 yum update command is not working

I have done lots of things to update. yum clean all. yum clean metadata yum clean dbcache then ... yum update but the output is: ...