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Google Chrome 28 on RHEL6/CentOS6

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As you might know, Google Chrome is no longer supported on older enterprise Linux distributions such as RHEL6 and clones. The system requirements page only shows recent versions of Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Debian and Fedora under the supported OS list. Luckily I found this very useful guide to install it.

How to manually download, compile and install RHEL 6 updates

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As it turned out firefox 20 available from the Remi repository doesn’t install on earlier releases of RHEL6 (such as RHEL6.3), it is only compatible with RHEL 6.4 as its dependency xulrunner-last was compiled against newer versions of zlib and libjpeg-turbo. If you have an active RHEL 6.subscription you

How to configure remote logging on RHEL6/CentOS6

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Remote logging is a feature supported by rsyslog, the default syslog daemon in RHEL6 / CentOS 6. Having the local log files stored on a remote system is good practice, as it protects the logs integrity in case of a local attack. With the default rsyslog RHEL6 configuration it

Running multiple Python versions on CentOS6/RHEL6/SL6

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The default RHEL6.x installation comes with python 2.6.6 but some people (mostly developers) need newer versions of python (either 2.7.3 or 3.3). Upgrading the existing python packages is not recommended as it would likely cause issues with the OS, so the only way is to install the other version(s)