[CentOS] Yum update corrupted something badly - can only get access through SSH terminal or Webmin

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Apr 22 20:20:30 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 16:06 -0400, Filipe Brandenburger wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 16:00, Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote:
> > I wouldn't recommend that you use '--force' for any rpm commands unless
> > you know what you're doing.
> I suggested the --force just in case the RPM database already had the
> yum package registered, but the package was corrupt.
> I agree with your statement that --force should be only used if you
> know what you're doing.
> > Open a web browser and depending upon your installation (I am using i386
> > here)...
> > http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/CentOS/
> I suggested that the OP gets the packages for 5.2, since his install
> seems to be closer to a 5.2 than a 5.3. That way he may end up getting
> yum to work again quicker, and then he can use yum to update his
> system to the latest packages.
> Using /5/ (CentOS 5.3) is also doable, but the number of packages he
> will have to download and install manually will certainly be larger.
you could be correct on using 5.2 version of yum might be easier


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