How do I 'Uninstall' software?
Specifically, I need to uninstall Samba.
I have just installled Suse 7.3 on a Sun Ultra 5 Sparc box. For some reason, I have been unable to get this version of Samba, the one that was installed during the install of Suse, working.
I spotted somewhere on the web an article from some chap who mentioned that he could not get this version of Samba working either. He added that he got Samba working by 'uninstalling' this version and re-installing version 2.1. (This one that is currently installed is 2.2 (I think)).
Having downloaded the samba-2.0.10-0.sparc.rpm I ran the command ....
rpm --install samba-2.0.10-0.sparc.rpm
This resulted in a page with almost 50 error messages. Here is one for example.....
file /user/bin/smbpasswd from install of samba-2.0.10-0.sparc.rpm conflicts with file from package samba-client-2.2.1a-29
Clearly, I need to uninstall the current package.
So, having now the name of the 'installed' package, I typed the following command....
rpm -e samba-client-2.2.1a-29
This resulted in the following error..
cannot remove /etc/samba - directory not empty
Must this be so difficult?
Last edited by Brad; 05-12-2002 at 07:36 PM.