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Old 02-05-2004, 10:35 AM   #1
Alex G1111
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Doom for linux


I installed doom-1.10-7.i386.rpm in Fedora Core 1.
I then accidentally erased the two files created during installation:
rundoom and sdoom in /usr/games.

I wanted to reinstall but got the message "package was already installed".
I then deleted all other files created during the installation:

/usr/X11R6/bin/xdoom
/usr/doc/doom-1.10
/usr/doc/doom-1.10/ChangeLog
/usr/doc/doom-1.10/DOOMLIC.TXT
/usr/doc/doom-1.10/README.TXT
/usr/doc/doom-1.10/README.asm
/usr/doc/doom-1.10/README.b
/usr/doc/doom-1.10/README.book
/usr/doc/doom-1.10/README.config
/usr/doc/doom-1.10/README.gl
/usr/doc/doom-1.10/README.linuxs
/usr/doc/doom-1.10/README.linuxx
/usr/doc/doom-1.10/README.sndserver.patch
/usr/doc/doom-1.10/README.sound
/usr/doc/doom-1.10/README.udoom
/usr/doc/doom-1.10/TODO
/usr/games/rundoom
/usr/games/sdoom
/usr/lib/games/doom
/usr/lib/games/doom/doom1.wad
/usr/lib/games/doom/musserver
/usr/lib/games/doom/sndserver
/usr/lib/games/doom/sndserver.8bit
/usr/lib/games/doom/sndserver.8bitMono

I still get the message "package was already installed" when trying to reinstall doom.

Any advise would be appreciated.
Alex
 
Old 02-05-2004, 11:00 AM   #2
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isn't there a "force" option or something for rpm? try reading the manpage "man rpm"
 
Old 02-05-2004, 11:19 AM   #3
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Have you tried adding the '--force' flag?

Also,

If you have rpm2tgz and installpkg, have you tried

rpm2tgz doom-1.10-7.i386.rpm

installpkg doom-1.10-7.i386.tgz

?
 
Old 02-05-2004, 11:30 AM   #4
Alex G1111
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Thanks for your replies.
I looked up elsewhere and the suggestion was to use
rpm -ivh --replacepkgs < >.rpm
I will try it when I get home.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 05:39 PM   #5
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--force is the same as --replacepkgs.

use rpm -e <package-name> instead of deleting files within the packages.
This should save you this erro no..
 
Old 02-05-2004, 10:15 PM   #6
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Larry,

I ended up re-updating Fedora. Then the install went fine.
However, I learned my lesson and a thing or two about the rpm command.

Thanks for reply
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:55 AM   #7
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you should use prboom, it has alot of nifty features:
http://prboom.sf.net
 
  


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