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July, 2010

  • 14 July

    How to Remove Software in Linux

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    Question: How do I remote software that I installed from my Linux dedicated server? Answer: The answer to that question depends on how you installed the software in the first place. Once you establish how and where the software has been installed, you can determine how to remove it. 1. …

  • 12 July

    What is a Linux Package?

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    Question: I have a new Linux dedicated server, and I have read a lot of documentation referring to packages. What are Linux packages? Answer: In Linux distributions, a “package” refers to a compressed file archive containing all of the files that come with a particular application. The files are usually …

May, 2010

  • 27 May

    Useful RPM Tips

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, YUM is a powerful package management system, commonly used in RPM-based Linux distributions, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Fedora. We have covered some of the basic YUM commands. Now, here are some helpful commands not in YUM that you can use …

December, 2009

  • 16 December

    Fixing YUM dependency problems: Part 2

    You have already tried “yum clean all” and you still are getting dependency errors. These errors can only mean that you have something that is installed that should not be or you need manually install the dependency to whatever package you must have despite YUM‘s warnings. In case of the …

  • 7 December

    How to reinstall packages with YUM

    Question: One of my applications in CentOS Linux is not working right. How do I reinstall it? Answer: Early version of YUM did not have a “reinstall” function, but the newest version do. To reinstall a package, simply type as root: yum reinstall package-name If you are running a server …