Does Fedora repair itself..? What can't/doesn't Fedora repair in itself..?

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 08:48:00 UTC 2011


On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:31:42 -0800, LM (Linda) wrote:

> Is there a Fedora package that can send an active front-lines point,
> crawling through the whole OS, determining and repairing any new
> damage.. to fix it with an always clean secondary read only image, after
> custom configs done and locked-in the archive OS..?

You keep referring to "damage" without giving any details. What sort of
damage is it?

RPM itself offers features that can verify integrity of any or all installed
packages. That way you can learn about files that have been modified and may
need to be reinstalled.

Additionally, you could install and run an intrusion detector like AIDE
that would perform file verification based on its own database files,
which you could also transfer to a place safer than your harddisk.

However, depending on what "damage" you refer to, it may take considerable
effort to repair it. For beginners, it would be more convenient to restore
from backups or reinstall quickly ... and learn about securing the system.


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