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Old 05-05-2004, 02:01 PM   #1
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RPM problems


Okay, I'm a bit of a music buff and I've been attempting to install Audacity. I did a verbose installation and it seemed as though everything went fine....except when I attempted to execute the application...

First I attempted to execute it through KDE (i.e. the "Point and click") method.

It never opened. Then I attempted to execute it through command line and it simplay said "Segmentation Fault"

I would assume that this means I need to find another RPM with a different architecture or compile it from source, but I can't figure out how to uninstall the damned thing.

I'd appreciate any help that a more experienced user can give me.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 03:44 PM   #2
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try

rpm --help

or

man rpm

that should tell you...I guess it's something like "rpm -e package.rpm" or something...e for erase, I guess.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 05:48 PM   #3
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or rpm -q (package installed) to see if it got installed?
 
Old 05-05-2004, 06:02 PM   #4
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If an applications finishes with Segmentation Fault, there's a bug in the app or the package you installed was made for different distribution/version/set of libraries. Try to find another RPM for your distro or download .src.rpm of plain source.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 07:48 PM   #5
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I just simply need to find the package's name and don't know where to look. then I can erase it. I believe I downloaded one for the wrong distro (as you said, Mara).
 
Old 05-06-2004, 06:48 AM   #6
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I suspect that if you go to, say, rpmfind.net and type in something from the app's name you installed, you'll get the whole name. you don't need to put in any version info, but just the name of the rpm, like in this example:

if you would download a package called application-app-1.2.rpm, you would go to rpmfind.net and type "application" (if you wouldn't remember the whole name) and search. you would then get some package listing and would see amongst others "application-app-x.y.rpm", where x and y would tell the version info. then you would know the whole name (application-app) and remove it with

rpm -e application-app

(if -e was the erase option..I'm not sure, check man rpm) hopefully this helped a bit..so if you can't remember the whole name of it, search some part of the name in rpmfind.net or rpm.pbone.net and when you know the name, that's all you need.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 05:47 PM   #7
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The method to list all installed packages is
rpm -qa
You can filter the output, if tou remember the application name using
rpm -qa|grep application
(you can use only a name fragment)
 
  


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