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List contents of an uninstalled RPM package.

To list the contents of an uninstalled RPM package issue one of the following: # less kmod-compat-wireless-3.5.4-1.sn.el6.elrepo.x86_64.rpm 2>&1|grep 9170 or issue: # rpm -qpl kmod-compat-wireless-3.5.4-1.sn.el6.elrepo.x86_64.rpm

Download RPM package using yum without installing or updating

If you want to only download an RPM package without installing it, you'll need to install the yum-plugin-downloadonly.noarch package first.  This will then add options to the yum command allowing only downloads of RPM packages without installing them.    This is particularly handy if you just want to download a package for extracting single files [...]

Red Hat Linux Fedora: Fedora 13 to Fedora 14(64) upgrade.

In this upgrade, I planned to skip a version to see how things go jumping up two levels.  Unfortunately reading this post from The Register about Linus Torvalds had me thinking back to F14 again.  (This brings back fond memories of the KDE 4.0 desktop upgrade issues in F9 that didn't go so well.  I [...]

Linux Wireless Networking Step by Step HowTo

For this howto we will be using the TP-LINK line of USB wireless cards.  More precisely the 54Mbps TL-WN321G and the 300M TL-WN821N adapters otherwise known for running the Atheros Communications, Inc.  Atheros eXtended Range™ technology.  This is an important note because this is how this card will appear under Linux. I find these adapters [...]

Red Hat Linux Fedora: Fedora 12 to Fedora 13 upgrade.

Fedora 13 has been out now since around May 25th, so it's time for the semi annual upgrade.  Unlike with previous versions, I've now switched to the GNOME desktop since I have been finding the KDE desktop to be far less intuitive then it's former competitor and far less responsive.  (As you recall from the [...]

Skype configuration problems and resolutions.

Skype is a popular text, video and voice (VoIP) chat client.  A more detailed article can be found on the Wikipedia Skype page.  Here is a list of some of the hurdles I've ran into getting the client to work on my own distribution. PROBLEM Skype for Linux had poor video in the not so [...]

Red Hat Linux Fedora: Fedora 11 to Fedora 12 upgrade.

Fedora 12 has been out of the oven since about Nov 17 so it's high time I upgrade before it spoils.  As with the previous release, I look forward to any new features in KDE 4.3.  (As you recall from the previous upgrades, KDE was introduced rewritten almost entirely in Qt4).  Also noteworthy to mention is the [...]

Red Hat Linux Fedora: Fedora 10 to Fedora 11 upgrade.

Well, Fedora 11 has been out for some time now.  And though I've been coping with the new KDE 4.0 deployment, my general experience has left me somewhat unsatisfied, though sure enough, there are good points about it.  Somehow I don't feel alone but can't help stick with it.  After all, KDE 4.0 is a COMPLETE rewrite of KDE [...]

RedHat Linux Fedora: Fedora 9 to Fedora 10 upgrade.

Well folks, it's upgrade time again.  It's been raining releases from Fedora lately, each one coming out almost every 6 months so here we are.  My own installation is over 4 years old and I took it from Fedora 1 to Fedora 10 in that time. (You can search here for the older upgrade procedures)  [...]

RPM unable to uninstall RPM’s: scriptlet failed, exit status 1

What to do with scriptlet failed, exit status 1 that can pop up uninstalling some RPM's. PROBLEM $ rpm -e avahi-0.6.17-1.fc7.i386 error: %postun(avahi-0.6.17-1.fc7.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 1 $ rpm -e openmpi-libs-1.1-8.fc7.i386 error: %preun(openmpi-libs-1.1-8.fc7.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 2 SOLUTION

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