[CentOS] Rebuild all currently installed RPMs?

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Wed Mar 14 10:35:47 UTC 2007

Justin Cataldo wrote:
> Hi there,
> Does anyone know a quick way in yum or rpm to reinstall all currently
> installed rpm's - ie: Some files have been deleted but you don't know which
> ones.. So you just want to force a reinstall of all currently installed.
> I have been using:
> Rpm -Va | grep missing >> missing.log
> And then more missing.log
> Rpm -q -whatprovides /path/to/file
> And then
> Rpm -Uvh --force ftp://mirror/path/file
> But it's a slow and painful process. It's on a CentOS 4.4 machine.

rpm -qa | while read p ; do yum <whatever> $p ; done
rpm -qa | xargs yum <whatever>

Replace <whatever> with whatever it takes to force yum to reinstall.

Once you get it started, go have a good long nap:-)

Then, inspect all your config file:-)



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