[CentOS] Possible to cause Yum to "reload" packages a second time?

Barry L. Kline blkline at attglobal.net
Tue May 2 19:40:39 UTC 2006

I wrote in a thread entitled "ip_conntrack_ftp fails to load on
CentOS4.3" that I had what I considered to be a borked upgrade, using
yum update.  When I went from 4.2 -> 4.3 I ceased to be able to use the
ip_conntrack_ftp module, thus cutting off my users from ftp access.

What I'd like to do is get yum to rerun its update procedure, which
should allow any post processing that failed to complete properly to do
so.  I'm hoping that will add whatever missing piece is causing me the

What I haven't found in my reading is any way to get this to occur.  Yum
insists that nothing needs to be updated, and the logs seem to show it.
   Yet here I am with the one server that actually needs to have ftp
access, without it.  Things were working fine until the fateful yum
update run.

I've considered using rpm -F to refresh the files, but from what I can
see that won't work.  The switch only causes existing packages to be
updated.  I just don't see any switches in rpm or yum that will enable
me to do what I want to attempt.  Does anyone know of a wait to cajole
yum to do my bidding?



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