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Old 06-27-2003, 02:18 PM   #1
mhd_Ahmed
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removing packages..???


every time am trying to run the wine application this message appears:
" the package "wine" is currently installed "
and when i tried to uninstall or delete this package using this command:
" rpm -e wine-20030508-1rh9winehq "
this error appears:
" error reading information on service wine: No such file or directory
error: %preun(wine-20030508-1rh9winehq) scriptlet failed, exit status 1 "
plzz tell me how can i remove this package from my system....
 
Old 06-27-2003, 02:24 PM   #2
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To find the exact name of the installed package try:
rpm -qa | grep wine

This should give you the file to uninstall (don't include "-version"):
rpm -e wine-blah
 
Old 06-28-2003, 04:27 PM   #3
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i tried it but still can't to remove or uninstall the package, plzz try to find another way....
 
Old 08-22-2003, 10:53 AM   #4
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I get

[sbb@localhost sbb]$ rpm -e winex-3-1
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
 
Old 08-22-2003, 12:46 PM   #5
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