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Re: yum - lack of features



On Tue, 2005-06-28 at 14:09 -0400, Jeff Voskamp wrote:
> mnisay wrote:
> 
> > True, but I was agreeing with the statement that `"yum install" was 
> > not a straightforward inverse of "yum remove"', which is true.
> >
> >> The inverse of a "yum remove" may require specifying multiple 
> >> packages for a "yum install". Consider packages a, b, and c, where b 
> >> and c are dependent on a. "yum remove a" will remove all three 
> >> packages, and "yum install b c" would be needed to get them all back 
> >> again.
> >>
> >> Paul.
> >
> Consider what happens if part of /usr/lib/i18n disappears and I want to 
> get them back from glibc and glibc-common.  The --force option on rpm is 
> about the only way to shoe-horn things back in.

Does "rpm -Uvh --replacefiles --replacepkgs glibc*-blah.rpm" not do the
job? Is --force *really* necessary?

Paul.
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Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>


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