[CentOS] Update issue - tar package problem?

Tom Brown

tom at ng23.net
Mon Jun 11 13:31:00 UTC 2012

> from memory i have not deliberately removed the i386 package, but you
> are right it is not there, however rpm does seem to know about
> /bin/tar
> # rpm -ql tar
> /bin/gtar
> /bin/tar
> <snip>
> although i agree its something rpm db related as reinstalling tar via
> rpm rather than yum solves the problem, however i dont see how this
> situation has arisen.

rebuilding the rpmdb did not help - installing the i386 package using
rpm 'fixed' it but its still very strange

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