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Old 12-28-2004, 05:02 PM   #1
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System file checker for mandrake


Hi, I've updated my mdk10.1 install, have tried a few different kernels (to see if the ati graphics would load, seems to be for r200 chips not r350) and now I find it's a bit of a mess.

is there a system file and link checker that will clean the install?

I'm using kde3.2.2 and xorg 6.8.

Any advice appreciated, thanks.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 08:44 PM   #2
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"is there a system file and link checker that will clean the install?"

The first thing to do is to rebuild your rpm data base to make sure it is not corrupted:

rpm --rebuilddb

I don't know of a command that will magically clean the install. apt-get might do it and then again apt-get might get part way through the job and blow up. You can use the rpm verify option to check the packages that you suspect are corrupt. You can get a list of every package on your system with:

rpm -qa | sort | less

Then you can check the ones that you may have messed up (using gimp as an example) with:

rpm -V gimp

When everything is OK rpm -V gives no messages. If you get a message then there is an error in that package's installation. You can straighten out the messed up packages by using the rpm --force option (using gimp as an example):

rpm --force -i /mnt/cdrom/packages/gimp-2.0.0-12.i586.rpm

However if the problem is mismatched version numbers among the dependencies then using --force immediately is a bad idea. If you have mismatched version numbers then find all of the mismatches and write them down. Decide what versions of which packages you need and then install the correct version of each package over the incorrect version using --force.

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Old 12-29-2004, 12:48 AM   #3
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Thanks steve, I'll look into that
 
Old 12-29-2004, 12:58 AM   #4
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When all else fails, do a clean install, it doesn't take that long and you know that all should work
 
Old 12-29-2004, 01:14 AM   #5
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This is the cleanest install, 5 or so in the past week.

I'm dreaming of a package that will check all my links and packages to make sure that they're not corrupted. (mmmmm, dream on)

I'll keep trying....
 
Old 12-29-2004, 01:30 AM   #6
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Sounds like you need an ATI driver as well as a fresh install.

you could always write a script file based on Jailbait's advice
 
Old 12-29-2004, 02:01 AM   #7
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Synaptic does the trick. (apt-get.)

And yes, a custom kernel rebuild with ati and nforce drivers, is in dire need, and on the way.
 
  


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