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I was trying to get a wireless card working, and installed a source rpm. It didn't work, and I want to try again, but I can not remove the rpm. From what I understand, rpm -e will not work, as it was installed via source. If I try rpm -e at76c503-rfmd, etc, I get "error: package at76c503-rfmd is not installed". I have searched high and low and can not find out how to remove the package. I am asking in here before I have to reinstall, but I would really like to know as I don't want to have to reinstall every time I want to remove a source package.
Distribution: Red Hat, Fedora, Yellow Dog, Debian, FreeBSD, Embedix
Originally posted by baudchaser I ran rpm -qa | grep at76, and was returned at76c503a-cvs20030728-tnl. When I run rpm -q --whatprovides at76c503a-cvs20030728-tnl, it says "no package provides at76c503a-cvs20030728-tnl
This might be correct. Try rpm --help | less to learn what exactly -qa and --whatprovides do. You seem to have a package called at76c503a-cvs20030728-tnl.rpm installed, that does not contain a file at76c503a-cvs20030728-tnl. For your own info try
rpm -ql at76c503a-cvs20030728-tnl
to see what files got actually installed by at76c503a-cvs20030728-tnl.rpm package and