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Re: gtk2 update on fc8 SOLVED!



On Fri, 2008-01-25 at 12:27 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
> Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 14:17 -0600, Tom Poe wrote:
> >> I decided to close yum down after over 1 hour.  No response in terminal, 
> >> so clicked on x in upper right corner of terminal, then log out and shut 
> >> down computer.  Started it again, brought up terminal, retried yum 
> >> update, and it completed.  The gtk2 app wasn't included in update list, 
> >> though.  Will have to wait until problems show up, I guess.  Are there 
> >> yum logs to review for update activity, or where does yum store verbose 
> >> logs?
> >> Tom
> >>
> > 
> > I suggest you manually download the gtk2 RPM (For i386: [1], x86_64:
> > [2]) and manually install it on you machine using:
> > $ rpm -Uvh --force file.rpm
> 
> Care to explain the logic behind your suggestion?  It would seem as if the 
> OP's problem no longer exists and that gtk2 has been updated.  In lieu of 
> any existing problem what indicates your suggested procedure?

The GTK2 update might have contained a number of security updates; while
having a broken update will not cause any visible corruption, it may
leave the machine open for an attack.
Plus, In all my years with RPM-based Linuxes, I've yet to see RPM --Uvh
--force fail and/or corrupt the system.

- Gilboa


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