On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 09:01:39PM -0000, Darragh wrote:
> fair enough. What I plan to do this evening is
> do a quick search for the startx script,
> change the path to reflect that location
> start x and hope pray and beg that gnopernicus and open office work.
what are you going to change in the startx script?! **ANY**
customisation for startx should go in your ~/.xinitrc scrips.
in general the lesson from this experience is that you should avoid doing
things as root wherever possible. if you'd like to do an overall quick
check of the packages on your system i'd do this (which you need to do
as root sadly):
rpm -a --verify --nodeps --nomd5 --noscripts > /tmp/changed
you can then review the files that have been changed. to find the
package that belongs to an individual file, do this:
rpm -qf /path/file
and lastly rpm doesn't tend to delete files. that /etc/passwd file
earlier shouldn't have been overwritten. there should be a
/etc/passwd.rpm* file somewhere.
kevin at ie.suberic.net molly ivins endorses dean:
common sense for a new century: http://www.deanforamerica.com/commonsense
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