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Old 12-25-2004, 08:00 PM   #16
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Yep, did that. Anyway, a reboot solved it. Here's the output at last...

/etc/wgetrc
/home/rollo/installs/wget-1.8.2-310.i586.rpm
/home/rollo/installs/wget-1.9.1-0.gbv.1.i586.rpm
/home/rollo/installs/wget-1.9.1-45.i586.rpm
/opt/kde3/share/doc/HTML/en/quanta/project-use-wget.png
/opt/kde3/share/services/useragentstrings/wgetoncurrent.desktop
/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.3/newgetopt.pl
/usr/sbin/iwgetid
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/COPYING
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/MAILING-LIST
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/NEWS
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/PATCHES
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/README
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/README.cvs
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/rmold.pl
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/sample.wgetrc
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/TODO
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_10.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_11.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_12.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_1.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_2.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_3.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_4.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_5.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_6.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_7.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_8.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_9.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_abt.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_fot.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_ovr.html
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget/wget_toc.html
/usr/share/locale/bg/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/ca/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/cs/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/da/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/el/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/es/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/et/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/gl/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/he/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/hr/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/hu/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/nl/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/no/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/pl/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/ro/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/ru/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/sk/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/sl/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/sv/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/tr/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/uk/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/zh_CN/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/locale/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES/wget.mo
/usr/share/man/man8/iwgetid.8.gz
/usr/share/susehelp/meta/Manuals/Productivity/wget.desktop
/usr/share/vim/vim62/syntax/wget.vim
/usr/share/YaST2/scrconf/root_wgetrc.scr
/usr/share/zsh/4.2.0/functions/_wget


(The second of the .rpm's listed I definitely didn't try to install.)
 
Old 12-25-2004, 08:19 PM   #17
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hmm, I don't think it installed right
Try installing the file (/home/rollo/installs/wget-1.9.1-45.i586.rpm) again..
 
Old 12-25-2004, 09:26 PM   #18
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'rpm -ivh wget-1.9.1-45.i586.rpm' produces:

Code:
package wget-1.9.1-45 is already installed
(This is essentially the problem of this thread.)

'echo $PATH' produces:

/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/X11R6/bin
 
Old 12-25-2004, 09:33 PM   #19
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idk about slack, and i dont know if this has already been said, but it seems like this can be done in 2 easy steps

find / -name wget

then find an entry that ends in wget and is most likely in some form of bin directory

then do

ln -s /bin/wget /path/to/wget

then run wget and it should run

--adam
 
Old 12-25-2004, 10:57 PM   #20
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Thanks for that, but the problem hasn't changed - the system claims 'wget' is installed but there is no binary.

'find' / 'locate' commands turn up nothing that could be a binary except this:

/usr/sbin/iwgetid

Anyone any more ideas?
 
Old 12-26-2004, 02:27 AM   #21
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Yes, try running as root.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 12:36 PM   #22
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Code:
linux:/home/rollo # find / -name wget
/usr/share/doc/packages/wget
find: /media/cdrom: No medium found
linux:/home/rollo #
See, nothing.

So I guess my rephrased problem is, how do I uninstall install this program (which isn't really installed) so that I can then install it with the .rpm and not get this error message:

Code:
package wget-1.9.1-45 is already installed
 
Old 12-28-2004, 10:16 PM   #23
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OK, you can uninstall it with
Code:
rpm -e packagename.rpm
, but first I'll try installing wget with
Code:
rpm -Uvh --force wget.<whatever>.rpm
. Try with --force first, if it does not work, use the -e.
 
Old 12-29-2004, 08:09 PM   #24
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Cheers whiperm5

This time the --force switch worked. Must have been the -Uvh switch which made the difference - thanks.

wget now installed correctly at last.
 
Old 12-29-2004, 10:22 PM   #25
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No problem The Uvh simply means upgrade, verify headers. It also installs things if they aren't installed, so it does not mean an older version must be installed. I think it's the --force that made the diff, not the Uvh.
 
  


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