[CentOS] Centos 5.0 package updater asking me to update more than I installed
Nifty Cluster Mitch
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Tue Jul 29 21:59:58 UTC 2008
On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 07:26:12AM -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Centos 5.0 package updater asking me to update more
> than I installed
> From: Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>
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> Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 07:26:12 -0500
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> Kai Schaetzl wrote:
>> Mark Walker wrote on Mon, 28 Jul 2008 17:58:37 -0700:
>>> When I get the list of packages to be updated, there are things that
>>> I don't recognize having installed.
>> Nevertheless, they probably *are* installed. There's a lot been
>> installed during setup and because of dependencies. rpm -q packagename
>> tells you more.
> These can all tell you more:
> rpm -qa | sort > installed_rpms
> then edit that file ... this is everything installed on you machine.
rpm -qa | while read it
rpm -qi $it
done > /tmp/listofstuffonmachine
> You can also look at the file named: /root/install.log (that is what is
> installed by anaconda).
> Just for the record, the absolutely minimal install you can do in
> centos-5 from the installer (if not using a special kickstart file) has
> 169 RPM packages and is 670MB (and this install has no real gui software
> at all) ... my current workstation has 921 RPM packages installed, and
> there are 2458 RPM packages in the Base CentOS-5 OS repository.
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