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Re: Is there an easy way to force YUM to reinstall a set of packages?



On Tue, 2007-08-14 at 07:20 -0500, David Hagood wrote:
> I updated the night before last to testing, and it ate my system: the
> Gnome menu has no icons, key repeat is disabled, auto-mounting of
> removable media doesn't work, and many other broken features.
> 
> I'd *like* to tell YUM to try to reinstall all the Gnome packages to see
> if it wedged on something, but YUM doesn't seem to have the idea of
> "reinstall" like APT does.
> 
> Short of getting a list of packages, removing them from the RPM database
> with "rpm --erase --justdb", then forcing YUM to install them, does
> anybody else have a good suggestion as to how to fix this?

There isn't currently a good way to reinstall pkgs from yum's interface.
It's on my list of things to play with implementing a bit more cleanly.

-sv



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