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Old 03-21-2009, 07:48 PM   #1
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I need to re-install an existing package.


I have a corrupted program file that is part of the findutils-4.4.0-1.fc10.i386 package.
Yum won't install or update findutils because the package is already installed.
So.... I thought I'd be smart and attempted to use yum erase and then yum install.
OMG, it wants to remove hundreds of packages as deps.
I almost passed out but was able to cancel the erase.
There is no --nodeps option to erase.
Anyone know how I can restore the package?
 
Old 03-21-2009, 08:36 PM   #2
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yum reinstall?
 
Old 03-21-2009, 08:47 PM   #3
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Unless my yum is too old(back on C5 right now) there is no reinstall option for yum.

What you can do is go and get the rpm you need with FF(save it to desktop or wherever). Then use the rpm command with the --replacefiles option (see man rpm).
 
Old 03-21-2009, 09:21 PM   #4
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yum remove

then

yum install
 
Old 03-21-2009, 11:54 PM   #5
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If you had read the OP's original post you would see that is not possible. There are a lot of rpms that yum cannot remove without breaking the entire OS.
 
Old 03-22-2009, 02:15 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tombro View Post
I have a corrupted program file that is part of the findutils-4.4.0-1.fc10.i386 package.
Yum won't install or update findutils because the package is already installed.
So.... I thought I'd be smart and attempted to use yum erase and then yum install.
OMG, it wants to remove hundreds of packages as deps.
I almost passed out but was able to cancel the erase.
There is no --nodeps option to erase.
Anyone know how I can restore the package?
Download findutils package from somewhere.
Then
Code:
rpm -U --force findutils.rpm
 
Old 03-22-2009, 03:16 AM   #7
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yum dose have the reinstall option
Quote:
yum --help
Usage: yum [options] COMMAND
List of Commands:

...
provides Find what package provides the given value
reinstall reinstall a package
repolist Display the configured software repositories
resolvedep Determine which package provides the given dependency
...
i have used it to reinstall kernels , so it will reinstall findutils
Code:
su -
yum reinstall findutils
 
Old 03-22-2009, 04:23 AM   #8
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It depends on the version of yum one is using.

Quote:
options:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-t, --tolerant be tolerant of errors
-C run entirely from cache, don't update cache
-c [config file] config file location
-R [minutes] maximum command wait time
-d [debug level] debugging output level
-e [error level] error output level
-q, --quiet quiet operation
-v, --verbose verbose operation
-y answer yes for all questions
--version show Yum version and exit
--installroot=[path] set install root
--enablerepo=[repo] enable one or more repositories (wildcards allowed)
--disablerepo=[repo] disable one or more repositories (wildcards allowed)
-x [package], --exclude=[package]
exclude package(s) by name or glob
--disableexcludes=[repo]
disable exclude from main, for a repo or for
everything
--obsoletes enable obsoletes processing during updates
--noplugins disable Yum plugins
--nogpgcheck disable gpg signature checking
--disableplugin=[plugin]
disable plugins by name
 
Old 03-22-2009, 04:32 AM   #9
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seeing as the OP is on fedora 10 and i am on 9 ,it's there . Same as " erase" and "remove" is
but "remove" is not listen in the help but it is in 'man yum '
 
Old 03-22-2009, 05:07 AM   #10
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Looks like reinstall was added to yum starting with 3.2.11. F8 started with 3.2.7, RHEL/Centos5.2 with 3.2.8, and F9 with 3.2.14. So after F8 and 5.2 but before F9.


Last edited by lazlow; 03-22-2009 at 05:08 AM.
 
Old 03-22-2009, 10:56 AM   #11
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Thumbs up Package reinstalled!

Thanks to all who responded.

lazlow --
I downloaded the package from rpmfind.net and tried rpm -i with the --replacefiles option.
The reply was "Package already installed".
BUT
The rpm -i --replacepkgs did the trick.
Thanks for putting me on the right track.

John VV --
I pretty much thought I knew every yum option.
Seeing your response made me recheck yum more intently.
You are correct! Yum has a reinstall option.
Although lazlow's solution worked fine, I decided to try yum.
Well.. "yum reinstall findutils" erased findutils and then installed it.
No muss no fuss. The yum solution would have been the easiest way to go.

Thanks again.
 
Old 03-22-2009, 11:01 AM   #12
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yum reinstall?
Probably should have listened to you first!
 
  


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