Re: Validating a linux installation?
From: Nico Kadel-Garcia (nkadel_at_comcast.net)
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 13:00:03 -0500
"Doug Nichols" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> This is great! Thanks everyone who responded. I have been slowly
> removing the rpm's so I am not really using rpm anymore, otherwise rpm
> would be a great option- I am trying to install/compile each package
> from scratch. binstats seems to do exactly what I want.
> thanks again.
If you discard package management, expect problems when updating. Tools like
"tripwire" can help detect changes in critical files, and tools like "epkg"
can help you keep multiple versions of newly-built software online and
switch from one to the other as needed.
But if you're going to work in the RPM-based world, I strongly urge you to
build your own SRPM's (which is fairly easy) and use those to install and
uninstall packages. This will ease package verification and update