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Extract RPM (RedHat) packages

July 9th, 2017 No comments

To extract a RPM package without installing it:

rpm2cpio foo.rpm | cpio -idmv
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Disable automatic NIC renaming on Fedora

August 18th, 2013 Comments off

On Fedora I had some trouble with the so-called “predictable network interface names” feature and a rather complex network configuration. Good to know: There is an easy way to disable this feature by removing a RPM package:

# rpm -qa biosdevname
biosdevname-0.4.1-4.fc19.x86_64

# rpm -ev biosdevname-0.4.1-4.fc19.x86_64
Preparing packages…
biosdevname-0.4.1-4.fc19.x86_64

Now reboot your server, re-configure networking and everything should be working in the right way. Of course, you have already disabled the terrible NetworkManager, don’t you?

Update: The above step only works for Fedora 17 or udev versions before 2.0. When running udev 2.0+ or Fedora 18+ you need an additional step:

touch /etc/udev/rules.d/80-net-name-slot.rules

There is an article on the Debian Wiki describing this and other “improvements” in udev 2.0.

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