[CentOS] EMERGENCY: Server Crash

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Thu Nov 12 18:43:15 UTC 2009


> Great thing about lurking in lists, is that you learn stuff! I wanted to
> know how to remove every dreaded package that had been installed when an
> intern/idiot decided to install x on a remote server - now I know yum
> erase should do the trick!
>
>> Oh my.
>> You do realize that a "yum erase" will gladly remove packages
>> dependent on that package?  On my system, "yum erase openssl" will
>> remove 433 other packages.

Watch yourself, though - do a listing of what it *would* erase, and go
through that first. There are some packages that I've recently noticed
that arent' gui-based, but have them as dependencies, for some thoughtless
and stupid reason.

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