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Re: Is there a "yum re-install"?



Jim Cornette wrote:

> What I do when files are missing from a package is to run
> rpm -e --justdb --nodeps <packagename>
> to get rid of the database entry for the package. I then run
> yum install packagename and answer yes to the yum prompt. This will
> install the package and give you rpmnew or rpmsave files for important
> configuration files that it encounters.

Thanks very much.
I followed your method,
which seemed the simplest and safest of those suggested,
and the missing files were indeed re-instated.




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