I accidentally deleted all my RPM data (I removed
/var/lib/rpm/* instead of
/var/lib/rpm/__*), and then ran
rpm --rebuilddb. Now when I try to run
yum update I get:
Could not parse metalink https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org /metalink?repo=fedora-$releasever&arch=i386 error was No repomd file Error: File /var/cache/yum/i386/$releasever/fedora/metalink.xml does not exist
I found that I don't even have the
/var/cache/yum/i386 folder anymore after the previous operation. I downloaded the fedora-release RPM of Fedora 18 and locally installed and rebuilt my yum cache (is that what i did?):
rpm -Uvh --replacefiles --replacepkgs /$MYPATH_TO_Fedorareles/fedorarelease-18-0.8.noarch.rpm
This made a new rpmdb where only one package is installed:
fedora-release. Since yum thinks that's the only package installed, if I try to install anything it resolves the dependencies and queues lots of packages for install that I actually already have installed.
How do I make yum aware of all the packages that are already installed? I don't want to reinstall anything, and I don't want to download 500MB of RPMs.