Attention: Proprietary video driver users (ATI, Nvidia, etc.)

Mike A. Harris mharris at
Fri Feb 24 10:26:47 UTC 2006

Lamont R. Peterson wrote:
> On Thursday 23 February 2006 01:10am, n0dalus wrote:
>>On 2/23/06, Igor Jagec <igorm5 at> wrote:
> [snip]
>>Essentially, after installing livna's packages instead, you would need
>>to do an rpm -Va on various packages to ensure that the files hadn't
>>been replaced (If they have, reinstall those packages).
> Not to nit-pick, but running rpm -Va will check *all* packages; that's what 
> the -a switch does.  Same for rpm -qa listing all packages.  Of course, you 
> can also do:
> rpm -qa kernel*
> to see all packages that begin with "kernel".  If you want to verify only 
> certain packages with rpm, run:
> rpm -V package1 package2 package3
> BTW:  rpm -Va will take a long time to run.

Users who are technically inclined enough to optimize the rpm verify
to a subset of all packages that just encompass all X packages, are
of course free to do so.  :o)

rpm -Va gets them all, without having to have a big explanation, or
provide a list of all of the relevent packages however.

Mike A. Harris  *  Open Source Advocate  *
                       Proud Canadian.

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