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Re: reinstall packages: e.g. tetex

Here are some handy rpm options to know:

To remove a package use rpm -e. If you dont care about dependencies use rpm -e
--force --nodeps.

To re-install a package, upgrade, or install for the first time even, use rpm -U

If you want to know what version of a package you have installed use rpm -q (and
just the name of the package with no version numbers)

If you want to know the files in a package use rpm -l (or rpm -ql if you coulnt
be bothered remembering the verision numbers)

Happy rpm-ing

ERiddle cottoninc com on 02/05/2000 19:52:15

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To:   redhat-install-list redhat com

Subject:  reinstall packages: e.g. tetex

How can I "reinstall" , i.e., overwrite past installation of the complete
tetex packages?

After installing RH 6.0, while configuring TeX, I've "inadvertantly" removed
some critical TeX directories.  It would seem that rpm might allow me
correct my errors by doing a fresh install, but this is not all clear to me.
Do I need to utilize the RH distribution CD or what?

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