refreshing suse

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at
Wed Sep 18 14:49:12 EST 2002

I have a suse system which I think has some corruption and I want to refresh everything.  

What is the simplest way to do this?  is there a yast way of doing this?

Will rpm --freshen write files if it is the same version?  

Is it possible to do something like the following?  
Does the order matter?

rpm -q -a rpm -q -a --queryformat "%{NAME}\n" >/tmp/rpms
#compare pkgs with a mounted distro at /suse and get a list of package files
while read line;do
  ls /suse/*/$line*.rpm
done < /tmp/rpms > /tmp/list
rpm -F `cat /tmp/list`

Kim Holburn  
Network Consultant - Telecommunications Engineering
Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering
Australian National University - Ph: +61 2 61258620 M: +61 0417820641
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