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

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed May 3 23:19:24 UTC 2006

Adam Gibson spake the following on 5/3/2006 8:29 AM:
> William L. Maltby wrote:
>> On Tue, 2006-05-02 at 16:04 -0400, Adam Gibson wrote:
>>> Barry L. Kline wrote:
>>>> 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
>>>> grief.
>>> I haven't found anything to do that.
>>> <snip just in time to be too late to be to be of help!  ;-)) >
>> I'm a rank amateur at this yum/rpm stuff, but maybe ignorant Qs will
>> spark a thought? IIRC, rpm has a status check thingy that will check for
>> missing files, wrong permits, etc. If the yum update really borked and
>> got something into the rpm database as installed completed and that is
>> erroneous, can't you ID the borked components with rpm and then do an
>> install with force of the identified components?
>> Although I love fully automated everything (NOT!) I never leave myself
>> in a state where only they can do what I want. But I'm a really old CLI
>> guy that has total mistrust of the Graphical Useless Interface.
>> HTH
> Missing files are not really the big problem.  Extra files leftover from
> not un-installing the old packages and some number of new packages that
> did not get the post-install scripts run are the big problems.
Can't you rpm -qa --last and re-install every rpm on the date of the failed
yum run?


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