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hi, i have a bunch of binaries in /bin that got corrupted -- grep, cpio, mount, and others. im trying to use 'up2date --force' to reinstall them but it always ...
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- 12-16-2006 #1
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
how do you force up2date to reinstall a pckg it thinks is up to date?
i have a bunch of binaries in /bin that got corrupted -- grep, cpio, mount, and others.
im trying to use 'up2date --force' to reinstall them but it always prints this:
'The following packages you requested are already updated'
No matter what I do, up2date REFUSES to reinstall the binaries. It just keeps saying "are already updated."
Is there a way to make up2date do a reinstall??? its driving me nuts.
- 09-17-2007 #2
- Join Date
- Sep 2007
- Lafayette, IN
The easiest way I've found is to remove the packages and then run up2date again.
package system-config-printer-gui-0.6.116.10-1 is already installed
package diskdumputils-1.3.25-1 is already installed
package system-config-network-188.8.131.52.EL.4.2-1 is already installed
package openssh-server-3.9p1-8.RHEL4.20 is already installed
package openssh-clients-3.9p1-8.RHEL4.20 is already installed
package openoffice.org-i18n-1.1.5-10.6.0.1.EL4 is already installed
package gcc-g77-3.4.6-8 is already installed
package gcc-c++-3.4.6-8 is already installed
[root@unixlab-011 ~]# for p in `cat packages`; do rpm -e $p; done
[root@unixlab-011 ~]# up2date -difu