Is it possible to extract a single file from an RPM without installing
the whole package?
I'm asking because one of the machines on site here crashed during a
package upgrade (of glibc) and one of the libraries is giving errors.
The library in question is librt.so.1 which is used by RPM itself, and
now every time I try to use RPM it crashes.
I am assuming that if I can extract this file from the package (on
another machine, I suppose) and copy it in, RPM will then work and I
would then be able to re-install glibc.
The alternative, I suppose, is to install another server with the same
version of Linux and copy the file from there.
Ciarán Mac Lochlainn Senior Software Developer
Merit Solutions Claregalway, Co. Galway, Ireland
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