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Re: updateing ARGHH.



Why are you repeating this?

Back channel e-mails?

Craig

On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 14:18 -0600, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Here is a copy of my post. I guess I could have been more specific
> about the dangers. I did a second post in response to Craig that
> went into more detail.
> 
> R. G. Newbury wrote:
> > From: Michael Comperchio <mcmprch gmail com>
> > Subject: Re: updateing ARGHH.
> > 
> >> >
> > Ok so here's what 'yum' thinks...
> >> > ffmpeg-libs-0.4.9-0.52.20080908.fc10.i386 : Libraries for ffmpeg
> >> > Repo        : installed
> >> > Matched from:
> >> > Other       : Provides-match: libavcodec.so.51
> >>I'm just not the sharpest tool in the shed I guess 'cuz I'm stumped....
> > 
> > I've been ARGGHH'd too. Try a 'rpm --force install ffmpeglibs...rpm' etc.
> > 
> > This is effectively a re-install of the rpm *and* updates the meta-data.
> > (And doesn't attempt, like 'yum remove', to remove every package which
> > depends upon the one being (re)installed,
> > 
> > Geoff
> > 
> "--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...
> 
> Mikkel
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