What to do?

Robert Wuest rwuestfc at wuest.org
Fri Feb 22 14:11:19 UTC 2008

I don't think 'yum update' will reinstall a removed package.  How would
it know to update something that is not there?  You'd need to use rpm to
reinstall (or the software installer GUI).

I rebooted (I hate rebooting a Linux box, it's such an admission of
defeat :) nautilus seems to be working for me, but the CD burner is
still failing.  Started a KDE session and k3b did burn a CD, only it was
garbage because a bunch of files were just missing! No errors, just
missing files.

I made a new user and logged into a gnome session as that user and the
nautilus CD burner just hangs.

I don't exactly know why I am hung up on the CD burner, except it
failing was the first symptom I saw after the Feb 18 updates. It was
working fine before that.


On Fri, 2008-02-22 at 13:47 +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Henning Larsen wrote:
> > I would create a new user and log in as the new user, and see if the
> > problems disappears.
> > 
> > If they do, then the problems is easier to locate.
> > If not, you could try to remove some of the programs with problems, and
> > reinstall them.
> What is the official way of re-installing a program in Fedora?
> In general "yum remove foo" will remove a large number of packages.
> Can one just remove the program with rpm and run "yum update"?
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