[CentOS] how to find recently installed font packages

Tue Aug 23 13:28:35 UTC 2016
geo.inbox.ignored <geo.inbox.ignored at gmail.com>

hello Scott.

On 08/23/2016 04:40 AM, Scott Robbins wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 10:47:06PM -0500, geo.inbox.ignored wrote:
>> greetings.
>> in an attempt to display correct fonts in firefox instead of squares
>> with binary values, i installed wrong fonts and made things worse.
>> how do i find out what fonts are, as i did not think to make note
>> of what i was adding?
> While I see yum.log was mentioned, I didn't see mention of yum history.
> If you type it (you have to use root or sudo), you get a history of your
> yum transactoins.  So you might see something like
> 184 | update                   | 2016-08-20 16:48 | Update        
> (Sorry if formatting is off). 
> In your case, you might see 
> 185     install bad_font   |<date> |Install
> You can then use
> yum undo 185
> This will undo the yum transaction that installed the font.
> I realize you've solved your issue for the moment, but the history option
> is quite useful.

besides versatility of yum, vastness of arguments is, for me, an
enjoyable learning process.

when i found yumex wanting to also remove libreoffice files, i
dropped back to yum. when yum also wanted to remove libreoffice,
it was back to 'man yum'. i saw history, but only read what it
would do.

failing to find anything to remove _only_ what i wrongly installed,
it was back to basics and rpm.

after reading your reply, i ran 'man yum' again to reread 'history'.

having done so, i am at wonder just how 'history' and its arguments
would handle remove wrong fonts and not include libreoffice.

at this time, i am considering installing bad fonts again just to see
what will happen.

at this time, i have more pressing duties, but will give 'yum history'
a run later and post back with results.

thank you for reply and piquing my brain for further knowledge.


peace out.

CentOS GNU/Linux 6.8



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