[CentOS] yum warning...

Tru Huynh tru at centos.org
Fri Jan 6 10:27:01 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 05, 2012 at 03:01:33PM +0000, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> On Thursday 05 January 2012 06:17:17 John Doe wrote:
> > # yum update
> > ...
> > Running Transaction Test
> > Transaction Test Succeeded
> > Running Transaction
> > Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum.
> > How come a simple update of a a single package from CentOS update
> > would "alter RPMDB outside of yum"...?
> The warning is generated by yum, saying that its own database of installed 
> packages does not match the rpm database. This basically means that sometime 
> back you have used rpm directly to install/remove some package, circumventing 
> yum. You are not supposed to install rpm packages behind yum's back. :-)
you can but then you need to resync yum and rpm databases:

[tru at centos6 ~]$ yum history sync
will "fix" your warnings

Tru Huynh (mirrors, CentOS i386/x86_64 Package Maintenance)
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