Reviving dead Centos 4 repos

Edit /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo Comment out the “mirrorlist” entries. Uncomment the “baseurl” entries and change them to http://vault.centos.org/4.9/os/$basearch nJoy ūüėČ

Installing EPEL Repository on CentOS

EPEL stands for¬†Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux. This is a massive collection of packages that are very useful for the building of many modern stacks and include many tools for the running and¬†maintenance of systems. The homepage of EPEL is here:¬†http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL. You can browse the package set using repoview: EPEL 6:¬†i386,¬†x86_64,¬†ppc64,¬†sources EPEL 5:¬†i386,¬†x86_64,¬†ppc,¬†sources Installing on…

Fixing Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum

What does it mean? The yum message “Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum.” or, as the yum message said for a few months, “Warning: RPMDB has been altered since the last yum transaction.” means some application has altered the rpm database (installed or removed a package) without going through the Yum APIs. This is almost…