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Old 03-07-2007, 06:27 PM   #1
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I removed neon from my fedora core 5 and i lost all my update and download software


I dumbly uninstalled neon software from my fedora core 5 and now I lost access to any kind of software that downloads any software. I can't use up2date, rpm, yum nore the default fedora core 5 package manager and downloader.

Can someone please help me get at least the defaults back on my system.

Old 03-09-2007, 08:54 AM   #2
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Well you learned a very painful lesson.......... You can try the following:

Boot with the installation media into rescue mode, when the menu screen is displayed type: linux rescue

Answer a few questions and do not use the chroot command (you have no need). When ready copy both the rpm and rpm2cpio files from the /bin directory to your root's directory on the hard drive, example;

cd /bin
cp rpm /mnt/sysimage/root/rpm
cp rpm2cpio /mnt/sysimage/root/rpm2cpio

Re-boot the system normally (remove the installation from the drive if need be). After the system is done booting either mount the media and locate the rpm 4.4.2-15, popt and neon rpm packages on the media or download them from Fedora Core;

to your root's home directory then from the console or xterm session as root type something like;

rpm -ivh *.rpm

Example of the files you want:


If you have any dependency issues for the install then satify then the same way either download them or copy them for the installation media.
Old 03-12-2007, 04:27 PM   #3
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thank you

thank you for you advice. I did remove my fc5 installation after I lost hope of getting rpm on my system, i install fc6; however I am having other problems with it, but I have managed solve all except one problem that I am working on.

But thank you again, I hope that your answer will help someone else who has made the same mistake as I did.

Have a good day!


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