LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-07-2003, 04:54 PM   #1
tumnus
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: La Jolla, CA
Distribution: Redhat 8.0
Posts: 60

Rep: Reputation: 15
issues removing vmware workstation (rpm)


so i recently installed vmware workstation 3.2, but then decided i didnt want it
i am new to linux, so i looked the rpm manual and searched for threads here on how to remove it

i tried "rpm -e VMwareWorkstation (yes, correct package name)", but i recieved an error

i then got a package list of all the files, went on root, deleted them all, but it still said that the package was installed (i am running the installer again to see if it is removed)

i then tried to force a reinstall of the package to try to remove it again in case some things were a little off, but the "rpm -i --force (filename)" command in the console just sat there for like 10 minutes and then i closed it
considering it only takes < min to install the package out of the gui, i figured it wasnt doing anything, but it was just frozen

now rpm -e does the same thing, and it just sits there

any suggestions?
 
Old 02-08-2003, 03:47 AM   #2
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,415

Rep: Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968
add -vv to the command line for more verbose information
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cant get VMware Workstation to work Yoshimura Slackware 4 02-24-2005 12:38 AM
VMware Workstation and redhat 9 TheShadow LinuxQuestions.org Member Intro 5 11-01-2003 12:52 PM
VMware Workstation and rehat 9 TheShadow Linux - Hardware 9 09-18-2003 09:35 AM
vmware workstation zetsui Linux - Software 2 07-01-2003 11:59 PM
Using VMWare 3.0 Workstation asb12973 Linux - General 2 06-08-2002 02:05 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:27 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration