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Old 03-04-2011, 05:05 AM   #1
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Find rpm package on Linux


Hi,

I am trying to find the location of a package on my linux machine. There are several commands that i have tried like 'rpm -ql kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.18.1.el6.x86_64' but this is no good.

I also tried the following command 'rpm2cpio kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.18.1.el6.x86_64 | cpio --list! But I get a msg saying "kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.18.1.el6.x86_64: No such file or directory"

So I decided to download the rpm and when I tried to install it I get "package kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.18.1.el6.x86_64 is already installed"

Is there any way I can find out the location of this file??? It is not in any of the /usr folders (bin, lib, lib64, include etc...)

Thanks!
 
Old 03-04-2011, 05:25 AM   #2
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I am trying to find the location of a package on my linux machine. There are several commands that i have tried like 'rpm -ql kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.18.1.el6.x86_64' but this is no good.
What does "no good" mean? Any error message? What if you try simply...?
Code:
rpm -ql kernel-headers
 
Old 03-04-2011, 05:36 AM   #3
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What I mean by "no good" is that it just brings back 100's of files with in the /usr subfolders. Here is an example of what i mean.
"/usr/include/linux/virtio_blk.h
/usr/include/linux/virtio_config.h
/usr/include/linux/virtio_console.h
/usr/include/linux/virtio_ids.h
/usr/include/linux/virtio_net.h
/usr/include/linux/virtio_pci.h
/usr/include/linux/virtio_ring.h
/usr/include/linux/virtio_rng.h"

That command you said to try also produced the same results, these don't tell me the location of the package I want

To find a file I would use 'find / . -name <fileName>'. Is there nothing like that for packages?
 
Old 03-04-2011, 05:48 AM   #4
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A package has no location, when installed. The installed files have.

The package kernel-headers is "unusual" as it has files in /usr/include/ only.
Other packages can have files in many locations.

"Where is the information of the installed package stored" :
Is that your question ?
The answer is : The rpm data base, in a non readable binary format.

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Old 03-04-2011, 05:51 AM   #5
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An rpm package consists of multiple files. When you install it, each file is placed in a location that is defined in the package.

In this case some files are in /usr/include/linux and some files are in /usr/include/asm and ... .
 
Old 03-04-2011, 05:52 AM   #6
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Or do you want to save a package ?
Then edit /etc/yum.conf to keepcache=1

Then the packages are saved in /var/cache/yum/<repo-name>/packages/
 
Old 03-04-2011, 05:53 AM   #7
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So the problem that I am having is that VMWare is looking for this package but I can' seem to be able to point it to where this package is. I have attached a screen shot of the msg I try to start up VMWare.

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Old 03-04-2011, 06:00 AM   #8
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In the picture VMware needs kernel headers 2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64 but you have 2.6.32-71.18.1.el6.x86_64 installed.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 06:02 AM   #9
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Ok, let me check
 
Old 03-04-2011, 06:02 AM   #10
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It's just the VMWare installer, that by mistake uses the name 'Kernel Headers'.

# yum install kernel-devel

Which will provide the required files in /usr/src/kernels/
 
Old 03-04-2011, 08:55 AM   #11
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@Ashkan_s - It tells me that it found the new version and it is already installed so im still stuck
"package kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.18.1.el6.x86_64 (which is newer than kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64) is already installed"

@knudfl - When I get that command it says "Package kernel-devel-2.6.32-71.18.1.el6.x86_64 already installed and latest version"
In th VM software when I browse to "/usr/src/kernels" it just throws an error.

Any other suggestions?
 
Old 03-04-2011, 09:08 AM   #12
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How can the VMWare installer ask for "2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64"

if you have kernel-2.6.32-71.18.1.el6.x86_64 ?

I.e. "kernel-devel" must match the running kernel.

What is your output from the command : 'uname -r' ?
And may be : 'uname -a' too.

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Old 03-04-2011, 09:30 AM   #13
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For 'uname -r' I got "2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64"

For 'uname -a' I got "Linux <hostname> 2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Jan 17 14:23:04 BRST 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux"

It looks like its saying that a newer version is installed but my VMware is looking for the old version.

Last edited by jascas; 03-08-2011 at 10:44 AM. Reason: had my hostname in the text.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 10:26 AM   #14
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'uname -r' I got "2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64"
The working kernel is 'kernel-2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64'.

So how come you installed a later kernel-devel ? (2.6.32-71.18.1).
That would usually not be possible, unless you do manual package install ?

Suggest :
# yum install kernel : Will update to the latest version. ( 2.6.32-71.18.1 )

Next : Reboot, and you can continue.

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Old 03-04-2011, 10:28 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by jascas View Post
Hi,

I am trying to find the location of a package on my linux machine. There are several commands that i have tried like 'rpm -ql kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.18.1.el6.x86_64' but this is no good.

I also tried the following command 'rpm2cpio kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.18.1.el6.x86_64 | cpio --list! But I get a msg saying "kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.18.1.el6.x86_64: No such file or directory"

So I decided to download the rpm and when I tried to install it I get "package kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.18.1.el6.x86_64 is already installed"

Is there any way I can find out the location of this file??? It is not in any of the /usr folders (bin, lib, lib64, include etc...)

Thanks!
Code:
rpm -qa|grep kernel
This will give you the correct package name.
 
  


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