rawhide report: 20060716 changes

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl
Sun Jul 16 20:21:23 UTC 2006

Tom London wrote:
> On 7/16/06, Erwin Rol <mailinglists at erwinrol.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, 2006-07-16 at 18:47 +0200, Erwin Rol wrote:
>> Another problem now is that a lot of rpm's are now double installed and
>> somehow this prevents dependency checking of yum from working as it
>> seems to only see the first package, for example i get the following
>> error;
>> Error: Missing Dependency: gnome-python2-desktop = 2.15.3-4 is needed by
>> package gnome-python2-nautilus-cd-burner
>> rpm -q gnome-python2-nautilus-cd-burner  shows;
>> gnome-python2-nautilus-cd-burner-2.15.3-4
>> gnome-python2-nautilus-cd-burner-2.15.4-1
>> And this happens for loads of packages. I am now trying to remove the
>> double ones one by one.
>> Is there anyway to clean up this mess in a more automated way ? Cause i
>> do not hope i have to remove over 1000 RPMS one by one.
>> - Erwin
> I use the following bash alias to produce a list of all the duplicate
> packages:
>     alias rpmDups='rpm -q `rpm -qa --qf "%{NAME}\n" | sort | uniq -d`'
> 'rpmDups >dupFiles'  puts them all in a file. I would CAREFULLY review
> and edit out the ones you want to keep (e.g., the newest versions,
> kernel and kernel-devel packages, etc.).
> WARNING: Be very careful not to remove something you need....
> tom

Better try this attached script I've especially created for situations
like this, run it with its output redirected to a file then do:
rpm -e `cat file`

In between you might want to review the list, but I've had no problems
with it only bug is that with 2 packages versioned like this:
name-1.1-9 name-1.1-10

it adds the name-1.1-10 to the list of packages to be uninstalled
instead of the old one, this does no harm and the next yum update will
fix it.


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