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Old 11-19-2004, 07:26 PM   #1
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Corrupt J2re: How Do I remove/delete/erase it


Hi

I'm trying to uninstall/remove/etc. the directory j2re1.4.2_05. Its corrupt so rpm doesn't recognize it and won't remove it.

So far I've tried these commands, the associated error messages are here listed:

rpm -evv j2re-1_4_2_05-linux-i586-rpm.bin
error: package j2re-1_4_2_05-linux-i586-rpm.bin is not installed

rm -r ........
error: directory not empty

If you have a solution/suggestion please share it. Much thanks. Tj
 
Old 11-19-2004, 10:45 PM   #2
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Hello TSynergy,

j2re-1_4_2_05-linux-i586-rpm.bin is not a RPM and cannot be uninstalled with RPM as you probably not installed it with RPM also.

Removing j2re1.4.2_05 is pretty easy, just delete the folder j2re1.4.2_05 and if you want to reinstall it again you better download the newest version.

http://javashoplm.sun.com/ECom/docs/...actionId=noreg

Download Linux self-extracting file (jre-1_5_0-linux-i586.bin, 15.75 MB)
(and save it in the root folder)

Installing JAVA
Login as root
Open the console (Terminal in System Tools)
chmod a+x jre-1_5_0-linux-i586.bin
./jre-1_5_0-linux-i586.bin

Open Computer (The file manager icon on your desktop)
Copy the whole folder jre-1_5_0 from root to /usr/lib/jre-1_5_0
Go to the folder [B]/usr/lib/jre-1_5_0/plugin/i386/ns7
Click with the right mouse button on the file libjavaplugin_oji.so and select Make Link
Copy the link to your browser plugin folder and rename it to libjavaplugin_oji.so

Logout as root
and login with your user account open your browser and test your Java plugin.

With kind regards,

Richard

P.S. I hope this is helpful for you if any question I'm willing to help

Last edited by Dummy-in-Linux; 11-19-2004 at 10:52 PM.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 11:08 PM   #3
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Quote:
j2re-1_4_2_05-linux-i586-rpm.bin is not a RPM and cannot be uninstalled with RPM as you probably not installed it with RPM also.
No but executing
Code:
sh j2re-1_4_2_05-linux-i586-rpm.bin
will extract j2re-1_4_2_05-linux-i586-rpm and you probably installed this.

do rpm -qa | grep j2re
to see the package, and then do
rpm -e <package name>
 
Old 11-22-2004, 12:22 PM   #4
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Hi

I have jre1.5 already installed. Figure if I remove the pervious version there won't be any conflicts with the program selecting the correct java plugin. All the associated java plugins seem to self-store into mozilla1.6 folder, even though I've now got mozilla1.7, and more recently mozillafirefox installed. Trying to remove earlier java program to minimize java plugin problems.

A while back I had tried to delete the directory j2re1.4.2_05 using the command rm -r. I think this command had asked me if I wanted to descend into the directory. It turned out to be a mistake to do so because it required deleting all the files one at a time: Since then I've been trying to find a command that will delete the directory and its contents.

At some point I thought it might be an rpm file because 'rpm' shows up in its name. I then tried rpm -e to remove the directory. An error message said the file/directory doesn't exist. I gathered from that that the folder became corrupt because of some deleted files.

Thanks for your comments, it and the searchings I do, help me to become more comfortable/familiar with linux. It seems everyday I learn something new, though I wish my findings were all related to solving my current situation .
tj
 
Old 11-22-2004, 01:23 PM   #5
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when you want to delete a directory and all its contents you do
Code:
rm -fr <directory name>
the f means force.
if you simply do rm -r , the system will probably ask you to verify for every single file.when you install a package
with the name j2re-1_4_2_05-linux-i586-rpm you remove it (in most cases) with the command
rpm -e j2re
simply do
rpm -qa |grep j2re
to see all the packages that their names contain the word j2re
and to deside which you need to remove
then you remove it with
rpm -e <pachage name>

look in my system
Code:
[skalkoto@localhost skalkoto]$ rpm -qa|grep j2re
j2re-1.4.2_06-fcs
[skalkoto@localhost skalkoto]$
what i need to do to remove this package is
Code:
rpm -e j2re-1.4.2_06-fcs
do not remove directories of rpm packages. if you don't want it any more remove the hole package
if rpm -qa|grep j2re does mot dive you any results then you don't have installed it as rpm package and it's ok to remove the directory

Last edited by perfect_circle; 11-22-2004 at 01:26 PM.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 02:13 PM   #6
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Yes!

[root@localhost spice]# rm -frvv j2re1.4.2_05

-fr worked.

Much thanks.

Tj
 
  


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