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Re: [opensuse] rpm database (was: kernel versions)
don fisher composed on 2018-08-10 19:34 (UTC-0700):

I do not understand the significance of staying in sync with the
RPM database.

Staying in sync is a fundamental requirement of the package management system.
Break it, and break your installation. Don't mess with it under penalty of
irreparable problems.

Zypper and YaST know how to use it properly. You need not be concerned with
"keeping in sync" if you stick to using them according to instructions.

If it gets broken, it may be possible to fix it using "rpm --rebuilddb", but
don't count on it if you've been using a file manager or rm to meddle with
system files. If that's what you've done, plan on doing a re-installation as
having the only likelihood of repair success.
"Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Whatever else you
get, get wisdom." Proverbs 4:7 (New Living Translation)

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata ***

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