Here is the response to Craig that goes into more detail. Craig White wrote: > On Tue, 2009-01-20 at 13:08 -0600, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote: >> "--force" is a bit of overkill here. All you should need is >> "--replacepkgs". The "--replacefiles" option that is part of the >> "--force" options can turn around a bite you if you are not careful. >> >> On the other hand, if there are still dependencies problems, >> "--force" is not going to help with that. >> >> One final note - the format is "rpm -i --replacepkgs <rpms>" - if >> you try to use install it is going to treat install as an rpm to be >> installed. (You can use --install) Personally, I like to use -ivh >> when installing, so I can see what is going on... > ---- > For the record...man rpm says (F10)... > > --force Same as using --replacepkgs, --replacefiles, and > --oldpackage. > > so I'm unclear what distinction you are trying to make here Mikkel > > Craig > The distinction I was trying to make was that "--replacepkgs" was the safest way to re-install a package. With "--force", you are also enabling 2 more options that are not needed, and one, "--replacefiles", may cause you to overwrite things you do not mean to. The "--oldpackage" option may also result in you actually installing an older version, instead of just re-installing the current version. Now, if you never make mistakes in typing, then the distinction does not matter. But with my typing, I like to play things safe. :) RPM lets me do that by separating out the the 3 different options that are in "--force". Mikkel -- No trees were killed in the sending of this message. However a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
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