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RE: [opensuse] fsck running amok
On Saturday, January 20, 2007 @ 9:44 AM, Carlos Robinson wrote:

>The Friday 2007-01-19 at 20:13 -0600, Greg Wallace wrote:


>> Yeah. I'm doing a full system backup and creating a log of which ones
I'm
>> changing in case something breaks. Then I'm going to go through one by
one
>> and examine them, renaming them to RPMOLD if they have been bypassed by
>> later updates of the file and swapping the RPMNEWs in for the regular
RPMs
>> if the date on the RPMNEW is more current. If something fouls up, I can
>> always recover from the backup.

>Don't rename, just move to some other dir. The rpmold name is also used
>sometimes, besides rpmnew. Read the man.

>- --
>Cheers,
> Carlos E. R.

Ok. I'll bear that in mind. I went through man rpm and couldn't find
anything about this. I had done a Google earlier and found the following.
It only mentions RPMNEW and RPMSAVE, not RPMOLD.

http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-list/2003-December/msg04713.html

Greg W


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