You can fix
%config(noreplace) files without deleting and reinstalling. If package is not essential, it is easiest way. But for every essentia package/config file it is not recommended to remove them.
Run this as root to preserve users and other stuff. Download package. Unpack it. Move files to fix over old ones. You need also to copy selinux context and maybe capabilities. Cpio does not know about them. You need to set them by hand before moving file in place.
You also need to copy file attributes, extended attributes and ACL entries if there is some.
sudo -i f=