[CentOS] Update issue - tar package problem?

Mon Jun 11 14:32:36 UTC 2012
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>> When adding packages, Yum can do two things ... install or update ...
>>> and it does each differently.

<snip of much-appreciated explanation of how yum
install/update/localinstall works>
>>> The problem all along is that someone did a force removal of tar (at
>>> least from the rpm database) with a --nodeps switch, thus creating a
>>> system with missing dependencies.
Johnny, here's a question: what's the yum d/b - /var/lib/yum/yumdb, and
how's it different than the rpm d/b?