[CentOS] RPM: any better way to reinstall only certain files? [(UN?)SOLVED]

Thu Jul 13 12:22:48 UTC 2006
William L. Maltby <BillsCentOS at triad.rr.com>

On Thu, 2006-07-13 at 03:28 +0200, Dag Wieers wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Jul 2006, William L. Maltby wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-07-11 at 16:15 -0400, William L. Maltby wrote:
> > > <snip>
> > 
> > Since Jim went out of his way helping to hunt for a good solution, I
> > thought I would summarize here for folks that might have a similar need
> > down the road. Experienced rpmers/bashers/perlers/pythoners/.... should
> > probably skip this.
> > 
> > Thanks Jim Perrin!
> > 
> > Situation was that rpm --verify showed lots of missing files. <snip>

> > A recent rpm --verify shows just the normal stuff now, so success was
> > had (hmm... as long as it took, *I* was had ;-)
> > 
> > HTH someone down the road.
> If you have a list of packages that were installed, you can provide that 
> to apt-get with the --reinstall option.
> 	apt-get install --reinstall <list of packages>

Unfortunately for me, I have never installed that on my system. Don't
even have the man page. And to keep peace on the list, I won't ask if
you prefer it, if it's better, why doesn't CentOS... :-). I know how
these things go and will just support the *reasonable* choices of the
folks that choose things.

However, if I find myself in this situation in the future and have
discarded my scripts by then (likely), your suggestion will still be in
my mind.

> Kind regards,
> --   dag wieers,  dag at wieers.com,  http://dag.wieers.com/   --
> [all I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power]
> <snip the non-entertaining sig stuff>

Thanks Dag.
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