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Old 06-25-2003, 07:33 AM   #1
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cannot uninstall java

I am new to Linux. In my machine (RH 9 Shrike) I installed j2sdk with the following steps.
J2sdk was a bin file.
I ran the bin from gnome-terminal.
Then an rpm was generated.
From the rpm (using rpm -ivh) I installed java
I got a message done from rpm.

But the problem is I couldn’t find the java-installed directory.

So I tried installing it again, but I got the message "package already installed"

So I tried to uninstall it (using rpm -e) the command hangs.
Pls help me to solve the problem
Also may I know is there any way to remove the installation info (as we do in windows by deleting HKLM/Software/Microsoft/windows/currentVersion/UnInstall)
Binu Jose
Old 06-25-2003, 07:36 AM   #2
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do this as root:

rm -rf /var/lib/rpm/__*
rpm -vv --rebuilddb

then rerun your rpm -e command.

Old 06-25-2003, 11:30 AM   #3
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Or you could find where the rpm put the thing with

locate java
or find javac
Old 06-25-2003, 11:36 AM   #4
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to unintall java do a rpm -e java, but i think it is installed under /usr/java if im not mistaken


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