[CentOS] re-install package

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Tue Apr 14 18:55:53 UTC 2009

Jerry Geis wrote:

> nothing sinister here.... was not getting HDMI sound on my motherboard,
> did some searching
> seemed like I needed to update to alsa 1.0.19 so I tried it. compiling
> from source. Ran into compile errors so
> I wanted to backout to the default alsa. the default alsa worked but
> just not over HDMI .
> So I wish to re-install the default alsa 1.0.17 rpm's. Either through
> yum or rpm. preferably through yum. as its easier.

I haven't tried this with something that has drivers but I can't
imagine why it wouldn't work

rpm -UVh --oldpackage <package name(s)>

I've done it tons of times for various packages over the past
year or so.


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