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There is a package i can't remove using rpm. I accedently deleted the folder manually. So when i try to rpm -e, it gives me some errors.
# rpm -e j2re
touch: cannot touch `/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/lib/rt.pack': No such file or direct ory
touch: cannot touch `/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/lib/jsse.pack': No such file or dire ctory
touch: cannot touch `/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/lib/charsets.pack': No such file or directory
touch: cannot touch `/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/lib/ext/localedata.pack': No such fi le or directory
touch: cannot touch `/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/lib/plugin.pack': No such file or di rectory
touch: cannot touch `/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/javaws/javaws.pack': No such file or directory
touch: cannot touch `/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/lib/unpack': No such file or directo ry
error: %preun(j2re-1.4.2_01-fcs) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
Did you actually delete it, or did you move it to the Trash (default behaviour on KDE and GNOME)? If you just moved it to the trash, put it back. If you really deleted it, try reinstalling the package and then uninstalling it again.
its deleted it. when i try reinstalling, it installs another version of the package.
for example. "j2re". when i try to install it again. another version becomes "j2re2".
So now i have 2 j2re in my system. I can remove the j2re2 packages, but not eh original cause i deleted the folder. is there anyway around this so i can remove the package??
By removing the folder, you have essentially uninstalled the package by brute force. What you now want to do is remove the package from the package manager's list of installed files (because this package is for all intents and purposes, uninstalled), is that correct?
Did I miss the part where Opera (I assume you're talking about Opera) came into this? From the list of packages involved in the first post (not to mention subsequent posts), I thought that the app in question was Java.... accidentally post in the wrong thread, vectordrake?