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Old 12-31-2003, 11:33 PM   #1
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Oops! I installed corrupt RPMs

I was running Up2Date and got an error message that an RPM checksum error occured. Like an idiot, I clicked continue (hoping that it would download other RPMs and install only the good ones). Now I am not sure if it did this -or in fact installed the damaged RPMs.
1) Did I installed damaged RPMs?
2) If yes, is there a log so I can find out which one (I did not write it down)


Old 01-01-2004, 07:53 AM   #2
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Dunno if this is correct, not being a fedora/deadrat user, but just try the app's from the rpm's that you installed, if theyre corrupt, then they probably won't work.

Or just check where you downloaded the rpm's to i.e. /home/amOrpheus or /home/amOrpheus/tmp that should hold the actual rpm files - they don't just disappear when you click them to install.

Or you may be able to follow them via the package manager to see what/where the app's have gone to, and then uninstall them from there (this can be done from CLI, but I can't recall the commands)

If you can find the rpm's location as mentioned above, you could re-download them, and your system should probably tell you that file/rpm called XXXXX already exists, and do you want to overwrite them, if you're confident of the second download, then hit yes and overwrite them with the "good" files


Old 01-01-2004, 10:54 AM   #3
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I was using the up2date utility. It found 31 newer RPM and I updated them all, so I am not really sure which ones were damaged (My fault - I did not pay attention).
Old 01-01-2004, 04:38 PM   #4
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What have you got installed? To find out, try:
rpm -qa | more

This should give you an idea of what you've got.

If you need to replace a faulty RPM with an older one, you can do something like:

rpm -Uhv --force foo.rpm [where foo is the name of your package]

Please note, rpm can normally be run only as root. Careful of what you do under that root login!


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