Tag Archives: yum

Update to PHP 5.6 on CentOS 6 using remi repository

With CentOS being a conservative distribution, security patches are still applied to CentOS 6, but no new versions are available. When running some websites – like Virtualmin – on CentOS 6, the old PHP version 5.3.3 can cause problems. Updating to a newer … Continue reading

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Show installed yum packages by size

When you pay for every GB of disc space on your server as it is with an Amazon EC2 instance, you want to make sure that the installed packages are at a minimum. Besides the actual user data, you can as well try to remove packages you don’t need but have been installed for some reasons. Here is how to find the biggest installed packages. Continue reading

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yum – install package that contains a specific file

When i realised that the program to manage the SELinux rules is called “semanage” i tried to find a package of the same name in the yum repositories. But i could not find it. So i had to find it inside the yum repository. I am happy that yum provides an easy way to find a file that is provided within a package. Continue reading

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