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Re: Attention: Proprietary video driver users (ATI, Nvidia, etc.)

On Friday 24 February 2006 03:26am, Mike A. Harris wrote:
> Lamont R. Peterson wrote:
> > On Thursday 23 February 2006 01:10am, n0dalus wrote:
> >>On 2/23/06, Igor Jagec <igorm5 vip hr> wrote:
> >
> > [snip]
> >
> >>Essentially, after installing livna's packages instead, you would need
> >>to do an rpm -Va on various packages to ensure that the files hadn't
> >>been replaced (If they have, reinstall those packages).
> >
> > Not to nit-pick, but running rpm -Va will check *all* packages; that's
> > what the -a switch does.  Same for rpm -qa listing all packages.  Of
> > course, you can also do:
> >
> > rpm -qa kernel*
> >
> > to see all packages that begin with "kernel".  If you want to verify only
> > certain packages with rpm, run:
> >
> > rpm -V package1 package2 package3
> >
> > BTW:  rpm -Va will take a long time to run.
> Users who are technically inclined enough to optimize the rpm verify
> to a subset of all packages that just encompass all X packages, are
> of course free to do so.  :o)
> rpm -Va gets them all, without having to have a big explanation, or
> provide a list of all of the relevent packages however.

Yes, you are right about that.

Of course, we're talking about 2 minutes versus (potentially) 90+ minutes to 
run through it.  Yes, I know, those numbers depend on a lot of variables.  I 
have to work with a lot of systems that have everything installs on them.  
rpm -Va takes a long time to run on those boxes.
Lamont R. Peterson <lamont gurulabs com>
Senior Instructor
Guru Labs, L.C. [ http://www.GuruLabs.com/ ]
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