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Re: Yum

On Wed, 2006-10-18 at 17:03 -0300, Ted Gervais wrote:
> Thanks Jeff, and the others who have responded to my query for help..
> What I did was I ran a query to see if BitTorrent was installed and with 
> that I was told to remove anything that was related to that in order to 
> re-install BitTorrent.
> I was shown two lines that concerned BitTorrent and I deleted these 
> directories..  (rm -Rf /dev/???)
!!!!!   With that you removed all device files that the system had.  I
am surprised that it even operated/booted.  
Although /dev is recreated in the newer versions of Fedora when you
boot, doing that rmdev will totally shut you down with many
distributions/versions of Linux until you manually recreate the /dev
entries for your hardware.

Your choice to blindly follow instructions without knowing the
consequences is the reason there are hundreds of thousands of
viruses/trojans/worms on that other os (combined with its inherent
insecure design)


> Bingo.  Now I no longer had Yum..
> I will try and be more cautious to the future.
> Thanks again fellows for the help and kind direction...
> At 01:50 PM 10/18/2006 -0500, you wrote:
> >On Tue, 2006-10-17 at 22:09 -0300, Ted Gervais wrote:
> > > I seem to have lost my 'YUM'.  I deleted some python files which must have
> > > been apart of Yum or the other way around.
> > >
> > > How do I get  my YUM back?  Can I  reinstall it from the iso disks or
> > > should I do a search and find an rpm version out in the world somewhere?
> > >
> >This is a hard way to learn.
> >IMHO, you should never delete files that you are not 100% certain of
> >their purpose/usage.
> >
> >It is much better to do something like
> >         yum provides </path/to/file>
> >then look at the output so you can tell what packages put the file
> >there.
> >You then need to try a "yum remove <package>" and see what other
> >packages it may want to remove for dependencies so you have a chance to
> >decide whether you really should delete it or not.
> >
> >
> > >
> > > ---
> > > Ted Gervais,
> > > Coldbrook, Nova Scotia, Canada
> > >
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> Ted Gervais,
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