[CentOS] Update issue - tar package problem?

Mon Jun 11 16:59:10 UTC 2012
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 06/11/2012 09:32 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Johnny Hughes wrote:
> <snip>
>>>> 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.
> <snip>
> 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?


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