[CentOS] How to verify all dependencies are being met

Mon Apr 11 01:46:48 UTC 2011
Yves Bellefeuille <yan at storm.ca>

On Sunday 10 April 2011 17:51, Stephen Harris wrote:

> I've taken over a CentOS machine.  The previous SA had a habit of
> using the --nodeps flag to rpm to remove packages (he was trying to
> build a small server and removed packages he felt weren't needed).  I
> have a horrible feeling that this has resulted in some required
> dependencies no longer being met.  The server kinda-works, but it may
> break in unexpected ways;  I don't like being surprised!
> Is there an easy way to determine what rpms might be missing?  I'd
> hoped to use something like "rpm -qR" against each of the installed
> packages, but that output isn't simply converted to rpm package
> names.

Does "package-cleanup --problems" do what you want? It's in the 
yum-utils package.

    --problems: List dependency problems in the local RPM database.

Yves Bellefeuille <yan at storm.ca>
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