Originally posted by sunnysharma
hi frnds.....i am not able to uninstall some rpm packages......as you can see, a output from terminal
so i dont think i need anymore explanation....plzzz help me.....thanx
[root@zombie ~]# rpm -e Scorched3D-38.1-i386.rpm
error: package Scorched3D-38.1-i386.rpm is not installed
[root@zombie ~]# rpm -i Scorched3D-38.1-i386.rpm
package scorched3d-38.1-1 is already installed
Yeah, 'rpm -e' can be a bit of a pain. I remember being so annoyed with this same problem.
reason: packages have a format where the is the package name, followed by a hyphen, followed by the version and other crap.
The hyphen seperates the package name from the version and the other crap. When uninstalling, you only include the package name.