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RE: Xorg corrupt after a failed install from Rawhide (How to recover)





-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-test-list-bounces redhat com on behalf of Jim Cornette
Sent: Sat 8/28/2004 11:30 PM
To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases
Subject: Re: Xorg corrupt after a failed install	from	Rawhide	(How	to	recover)
 
 > Out of curiousity, were there any
> rpm files still in the /var/spool/up2date directory? 
> 
> ===========================================
> Yes, but I cleared that area as well.

I guess this is moot now.

> 
> Which rpm was not recognized as such?
> 
> ==============================================
> Not sure what you mean here?

When an rpm file does not download correctly and you try to install the 
file, rpm will usually print out a message that such and such is not an 
rpm or similar. The output from attempting
rpm -Fvh *.rpm
would most likely reveal the damaged or incomplete downloaded rpm file. 
This is an example with a real rpm and a wannabe rpm. Example rpm shows 
this sort of message.

[root cornette-fc3 rpm-test]# rpm -Fvh *.rpm
example.rpm: not an rpm package (or package manifest):
[root cornette-fc3 rpm-test]# ls
example.rpm  HelixPlayer-0.4.0.187-20040615.i586.rpm

Oh well, not an issue now. The directory was cleaned out.

==============
Okay, now I understand.
Actually, when using yum to install xorg-x11 I had a corrupt download on one of the headers. However, yum reported this on the commandline. I then ran yum again and it automatically removed the bad header and downloaded again.

So, looks like yum is smart of enough to detect a bad download and recover.




Jim


> 

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