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Old 09-28-2004, 04:11 PM   #1
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Installing JAva runtime environment


I recently successfully installed the j2re package...and now it stopped working, i have no idea why.

now if i try to uninstall the rpm file using rpm -e [filename] it says package not installed
but if i try to install it, it says package installed.

whats going on?
 
Old 09-28-2004, 04:16 PM   #2
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Hey - not not strictly a fix, but you could do an rpm" force" i.e force rpm to re-install, and it will ignore the fact it's already installed. I've done this many a time with good success.

use the rpm --force switch.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 04:27 PM   #3
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what do i type?

rpm --force [rpm package] ?
 
Old 09-28-2004, 04:48 PM   #4
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Sorry:

rpm -i --force Packagename
 
  


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