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Old 06-26-2008, 09:58 AM
Bernhard Gschaider
Default Force reinstallation of packages Was: Root-filesystem remounts as read-only during 5.2 upgrade (system completely shoot)

>>>>> On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 23:53:16 +0200
>>>>> "BG" == Bernhard Gschaider <bgschaid_lists@ice-sf.at> wrote:

>>>>> On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:39:22 -0400
>>>>> "WLM" == William L Maltby <CentOS4Bill@triad.rr.com> wrote:

WLM> On Wed, 2008-06-25 at 20:27 +0200, Bernhard Gschaider wrote:
>>> <snip>

>>> Is there a way to say: "Hey RPM, have a look whether really
>>> the files in your database are on the disk)" ?

WLM> Use rpm's verify option. I forget the exact syntax: I'm sorry
WLM> to have to sentence you to the rpm manpage dungeon. :-(

Sorry. Stupid question again: and if I find inconsistencies, then the
only way to force rpm to correct them yould be something like

yum remove offendingPackage
yum install offendingPackage

or the equivalent rpm-commands?

Currently the machine behaves quite strange:
- Boots OK
- Lets users log in and most applications work
- Firefox works only for root
- yumex hangs at starting
- "man rpm" says XXX WARNING: old character encoding and/or character set

All this leads me to the conclusion that there are only some selected
packages corrupt (and I don't want to reinstall the machine). Would
Installing/Repairing from DVD help?


BG> Thanks. I was looking for the keyword "check" in man-pages
BG> (shows you that half the art in searching is knowing "for
BG> what")

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