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Old 03-21-2005, 05:06 AM   #1
bipins1979
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Question What is the best way to locate a broken package on your system?


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I am using a linux distribution based on redhat. I would like to know different ways to locate a broken package.. Please suggest some automated methods also

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Old 03-21-2005, 06:40 AM   #2
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The simplest way to locate a broken package is to try to install it. RPM for example perfoms a check on the package integrity before it installs it. I think there is a way to actually only check it - take a look at the man pages. If you find it you can write a small bash-script to run through a directory and check all packages...
I haven't really used any frontends or graphical interfaces to manipulate packages, but they should be able to check am too.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 07:03 AM   #3
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I want another method like using tools like ldd and stuffs
 
Old 03-23-2005, 04:30 AM   #4
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I wish I knew another one...
 
  


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