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rollback or restore point?

On Wednesday 09 June 2004 6:52 pm, D. Eric Chadbourne wrote:
> Hi.  Sorry to keep bugging the group with this...  I've Googled,
> Altavisted and even stepped in a DogPile.
> I have screwed up YaST somehow.  I told it to install Apache and
> Subversion.  It listed dependancies and wanted to install a bunch of
> other crap, I let it (though I'm sure I ignored something I shouldn't
> of!) and thought all was okay.  Well, I try to start YaST and it says
> "could not open usr/share/yast2config/y2cc.groups".  Shouldn't it be
> groups.y2cc?  Man I don't know what to do with this thing.  I rebooted
> and noticed that postfix is failing also.  I also can not use my usb
> cd-r(w).  Grrr.  I burned my important files prior to this screw up but
> don't feel like doing a fresh install tonight unless I have to.

On my SuSE 9.0 system, it's /usr/share/YaST2/config/y2cc.groups

> Is there a rollback or restore point like on winblows?  I saw some such
> feature on redhat with rpm, but can it be done system wide (on SuSE)?
> There's probably not an easy answer so even a useful link would be
> great.  Thanks.

Yes, it's called "backup/restore", or rpm -e, depending on what you need to 

One thing you might want to do is rpm --verify on those packages to make sure 
all the permissions are right and nothing got overwritten.

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