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Old 05-29-2002, 06:04 AM   #1
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reinstalling or uninstalling opera 6.1?


I've install opera6.1 rpm package on RedHat7.0,
I have an icon in intenet tools, but I can't launch it .
when I try to uninstall it by: rpm -e opera........rpm, it say me that the packge isn't installed, when I try to reinstall it by: rpm -Uvh opera.......rpm, it say me that it is already installed!
-can you help me to uninstall or rinstall it?
 
Old 05-29-2002, 08:13 AM   #2
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Well, it won't hurt to reinstall, so go ahead and do that. I use rpm -i <package> Give that a try.

Then to unistall (why would you want to?) run the uninstall again.

I think you would like it though. Try to relink the icon instead of just uninstalling the browser.

Can you run it from command line? It's opera with no capitals. At least then you could get some verbose feedback of why it's not starting up.
 
Old 05-30-2002, 03:13 AM   #3
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rpm -Uvh --force opera.rpm
 
Old 06-01-2002, 05:56 AM   #4
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still the same problem, I can't launch aopera, When I try to reintall opera it say me that it is already installed, and when I try to uninstall it (by rpm -e <opera...> it say that it is not installed !!!.
Now I wish completly uninstall it. can you help me?
 
Old 06-01-2002, 06:28 AM   #5
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did u try rpm -Uvh --force opera.rpm
 
Old 06-01-2002, 06:29 AM   #6
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if you are using kde try to use kpackage

kmenu->system->package manager
 
Old 06-01-2002, 08:51 AM   #7
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Are you typing

rpm -e opera.blah-blah.rpm
if so it is wrong!!!
rpm -e opera
without blah,blah
 
Old 06-01-2002, 12:58 PM   #8
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thank's Sakeed,
rpm -Uvh --force opera.rpm, works well!
 
Old 06-01-2002, 01:45 PM   #9
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a good thing to note a_hic is that when you install something, the rpm adds it to its datanase with a different name sometimes.

ex. you install a package called opera-???-.rpm, but when you install it the rpm database adds it as opera

So to unistall it you either have to find the correct name of the package as it is added to the rpm database, or you can use the package manager, I think it is called kpackage in KDE to uninstall the package.

I) To find the name of the package:

1) Goto console
2) rpm -q <part of name of package>

ex. rpm -q opera

that will give you the name of the package as it is called in the rpm database.

3) rpm -e <name you got from the above command>

II) To remove using the package manager is straight forward, so I don't need ti explain this.
 
  


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