[CentOS] re-install package

Vernard C. Martin vcmarti at sph.emory.edu
Tue Apr 14 21:43:07 UTC 2009


Jerry Geis wrote:
> I tried to install alsa 1.0.19 on centos 5.3 64 - did not work - compile 
> errors.
>
> I need to re-install alsa-lib and alsa-util .
> I dont want to do rpm -e first on those packages as dependcy is crazy.
> I know they were installed (rpm -qa | grep alsa tells me so) I just want 
> to re-install ?
> How do I do that?
>   
You can remove them with "rpm -e pkgnames --nodeps" and then reinstall 
them with yum. I had to do this recently with some strangeness that was 
goign on with kpartx and device-mapper-multipath of al things.

hope this helps

Vernard


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