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Old 01-18-2004, 04:35 AM   #1
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Advice for recovering from a Synaptic crash


Hi all,

While removing MySQL server from my system, Synaptic crashed and seems to have left my RPM database is a bad state. In Synpatic the mysql-server install is marked as "Broken" but I am unable to remove it.

Here's the printout from running apt-get and rpm:

Code:
[root@krelg blaroe]# apt-get remove mysql
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package mysql is not installed, so not removed
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  mysql-server: Depends: mysql (= 3.23.58) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
After folling the instuctions, which reinstalls the package mysql, I tried again to remove the mysql-server package.

Code:
[root@krelg blaroe]# rpm -e mysql-server
error reading information on service mysqld: No such file or directory
error: %preun(mysql-server-3.23.58-4) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
However mysql-server shows up in the listing of installed apps. I have rebuilt the database and it had no effect. I also tried to do a freshen of mysql-server but am getting this error message:

Code:
[root@krelg blaroe]# rpm -Fvh mysql-server
error: open of mysql-server failed: No such file or directory
What I would like to do is get to a state where I do not have mysql or mysql-server loaded and the rpm database is in a correct state. Any advice?

bl
 
Old 01-18-2004, 08:05 AM   #2
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Did you try the command:

rpm -qa | grep mysql

Then when you get the information you should see something like:

mysql-server-3.23.58-4 if it is installed plus any other packages with mysql included in the name.

Then to remove it you will have to use:

rpm -e mysql-server-3.23.58-4

You have to include the entire file name as was displayed when you queryed the rpm database or it will not uninstall the package.

For eg:

rpm -qa | grep mysql
display shows -->
mysql-server-3.23.58-4
mysql-3.23.58-4
Then enter ---> rpm -e mysql-3.23.58-4
display shows -->
mysql-server depends mysql-3.23.58-4
Then enter --> rpm -e mysql-server-3.23.58-4
display shows --> just prompt
Then enter --> rpm -e mysql-3.23.58-4


Notice in the example that I used the full name of the packages that were displayed when I queryed the rpm database and that the first package I chose depended on another package so then I had to remove the other rpm first.

HTH and sheds some light on the rpm system
 
Old 01-18-2004, 12:37 PM   #3
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Thanks JayCnrs -

I gave it a try in the format you said, but I still am having a couple issues: here's what I got when executing the commands:

Code:
[root@krelg blaroe]# rpm -qa | grep mysql
mysql-server-3.23.58-4
mysql-3.23.58-4
[root@krelg blaroe]# rpm -e mysql-server-3.23.58-4
error reading information on service mysqld: No such file or directory
error: %preun(mysql-server-3.23.58-4) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
[root@krelg blaroe]# rpm -e mysql-3.23.58-4
error: Failed dependencies:
        mysql = 3.23.58 is needed by (installed) mysql-server-3.23.58-4
[root@krelg blaroe]# rpm -e mysql-server-3.23.58-4
error reading information on service mysqld: No such file or directory
error: %preun(mysql-server-3.23.58-4) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
Still a little stumped, but getting a better idea of rpm. If you have any further insight - let me know.

Cheers,
bl
 
Old 01-18-2004, 02:15 PM   #4
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Okay, I would download the rpm for mysql-server from here and then once you have downloaded the file cd to the directory where you downloaded the file to and as root or su issue the command:

rpm -Uhv mysql-server-3.23.58-4.i386.rpm
Then once it is installed once again try removing it, looks like your mysql daemon is missing.

HTH

Last edited by JayCnrs; 01-18-2004 at 02:17 PM.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 06:21 AM   #5
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Thanks -

With one small change the fix worked -

rpm -Uhv --force mysql-server-3.23.58-4.i386.rpm

did the trick - I really appreciate the help

Cheers,
bl
 
Old 01-19-2004, 01:35 PM   #6
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Glad you got it working
 
Old 02-09-2004, 07:20 AM   #7
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Somewhat simiilar prob

I am getting somewhat similar prob with Vmware, now it works..
Thanks the thread thus helps..


root@vmwareqa6 root]# man rpm
[root@vmwareqa6 root]# rpm -e --noscript VMwareWorkstation-4.0.5-6030
error: %preun(VMwareWorkstation-4.0.5-6030) scriptlet failed, exit status 127
[root@vmwareqa6 root]# kedit err
[root@vmwareqa6 root]# man rpm
[root@vmwareqa6 root]# rpm --rebuilddb
error: db4 error(16) from dbenv->remove: Device or resource busy
[root@vmwareqa6 root]# rpm -e VMwareWorkstation-4.0.5-6030
error: %preun(VMwareWorkstation-4.0.5-6030) scriptlet failed, exit status 127
[root@vmwareqa6 root]# cd
[root@vmwareqa6 benjamin]# ls
linux VMware-gsx-2.5.1-4968.i386.rpm win98
[root@vmwareqa6 benjamin]# rpm -Uvh --force VMware-gsx-2.5.1-4968.i386.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:VMware-gsx ########################################### [100%]
[root@vmwareqa6 benjamin]# rpm -e VMwareWorkstation-4.0.5-6030
[root@vmwareqa6 benjamin]# rpm -e VMwareWorkstation-4.0.5-6030
error: package VMwareWorkstation-4.0.5-6030 is not installed
[root@vmwareqa6 benjamin]#
 
Old 03-30-2007, 11:22 AM   #8
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I am having much the same problem, but none of the solutions in this thread are working for me.

I (believe) that I need to uninstall spamass-milter as it appears to be borked. I then need to reinstall it so it (hopefully) works.

The problem is that I cannot start or stop the service.

Code:
mail:/etc/init.d/init.d # service spamass-milter start
service: no such service spamass-milter
Code:
mail:/etc/init.d/init.d # rpm -qa spamass-milter
spamass-milter-0.3.1-1.rh9.rf
Code:
mail:/etc/init.d/init.d # rpm -e spamass-milter-0.3.1-1.rh9.rf
spamass-milter: unknown service
error: %preun(spamass-milter-0.3.1-1.rh9.rf.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
Code:
mail:/etc/init.d/init.d # rpm -Uhv --force /root/spamass-milter-0.3.1-1.rh9.rf.i386.rpm 
warning: /root/spamass-milter-0.3.1-1.rh9.rf.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:spamass-milter         ########################################### [100%]
spamass-milter: unknown service
error: %post(spamass-milter-0.3.1-1.rh9.rf.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
I'm kind of out of ideas now. I probably caused this problem because this is actually a SUSE 10.1 box and not a RH9 box.

Any ideas how to force this thing to uninstall? I'm a Debian kid and kind of lost with this whole RPM thing.

Thanks!
 
Old 11-30-2007, 03:41 AM   #9
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