how to uninstall preload?

suvayu ali fatkasuvayu+linux at
Tue Jul 20 22:32:06 UTC 2010

On 20 July 2010 15:21, Cameron Simpson <cs at> wrote:
> So Adalbert's "rpm -e preload" advice is good advice.
> It happens that nothing depends on preload (I know this because I
> routinely remove it from systems because it modifies binaries and that
> sets off annoying alerts in our integrity monitoring software).
> So:
>  yum is recommended because is makes a lot of common tasks much easier
>  rpm is fine though, provided you are ok with its limitations;
>    as described above - sometimes I want those limitations
> The package state is kept entirely in the rpm database - it is safe, as
> far as the database integrity goes, to mix use of rpm and yum as suits
> your needs.

Please look at my response to Rudolf's post with reasons behind my statement.


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