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Old 08-29-2002, 03:23 PM   #1
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Numerous RedHat 7.3 install issues

Hi all! I recently installed RedHat 7.3 via a hard drive installation from a FAT32 volume (onto a laptop). I have a number of things I'm trying to get resolved. I used RH 5.2 a few years back but have been out of the Linux game for about 3 - 4 years (estimated). Here goes:

1. After doing the initial install, I uninstalled a whole wad of packages. But I can't find *any* of the RPMs that the installer installed. Where are they?? I updated the locate db and checked the FAT32 volume and they aren't anywhere.

Does the installer just extract the RPMs from the ISO images and never actually save the RPM files themselves to the hard disk??

Is there any easy way to see all of those packages I already uninstalled or somehow get them back at a later date (without having to leave the ISO images lying around on my FAT32 volume)?

2. Man pages are not working. This is the error I'm getting:

sh: /usr/bin/gunzip: No such file or directory
fgets: No such file or directory
Error reading man page /usr/share/man/man1/printf.1.gz
No manual entry for printf

/usr/bin/gunzip *is* there. I checked. Any thoughts? This is true for any man page I try to view.

I did a verify of the RPM package and its fine.

3. I'm need to get sendmail to work so that I can use some scripts with the standard command-line mail utility. However, here's the problem:

a. I work for a small company with a cable ISP
b. The company's e-mail accts reside on another local dial-up ISP
c. This local dial-up ISP does not allow ANY relaying but does
provide SMTP auth support.

How do I set up MY sendmail so that when I send out an e-mail it
will do the necessary auth'ing procedure? I can get sendmail to
do all the correct masquerading, etc... it's the auth part that has me
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well no.. they AREN'T anywhere, an rpm is the package that the program comes it, when the program is installed, it is taken OUT OF the rpm and installed. to get a list of the installed RPM's run "rpm -qa" there's no way of seeing what's uninstalled without a more comprehensive rpm database, like the urpmi system in mandrake


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