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Old 11-04-2003, 08:40 AM   #1
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Gaim


I run RH9

I wish to install the latest version using rpm. When I run the rpm the latest version doesnt get installed. Instead the version that comes with RH9 is still there ?

is there an easy workaround ?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 08:59 AM   #2
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a workaround? uninstall the existing version.....
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:02 AM   #3
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Im a dumb newbie - dont know how *blush*

I cant see it in the add/remove prgs section of RH
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:49 AM   #4
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Assuming you're at a command prompt, and the rpm you're trying to install is in the present working directory, type this:

rpm -Uvh gaim-<version#>.rpm


with the <version#> being replaced with the remaining name of the package. The -Uvh is short for Upgrade, display verbose message, and display hash marks (#).


Any more info you need about rpm, just type: man rpm
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:54 AM   #5
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Welcome, DirtDart. I hoped you would come here after my post on......that other board.

Håkan
 
Old 11-04-2003, 11:09 AM   #6
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to remove the current version of gaim do this in root mode:
rpm -qa | grep "gaim"
this will give you the installed version of gaim....now do:
rpm -e [the exact ppackage name you got from teh above command]
you can also follow these instructions:
http://manocha.dnsalias.org/gaim.html
 
Old 11-04-2003, 12:17 PM   #7
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Thankyou all for your help I will be able to use this for other applications that I need to remove too.

Thanks again
 
  


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