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Old 10-06-2004, 11:06 AM   #1
borrrden
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RPM is ridiculous...


Ok I installed an RPM (rather updated it) and now I want to uninstall it.....

shouldn't this do it --> rpm -e whatever.rpm

Well it doesn't it retardedly tells me that the package that I JUST INSTALLED.....is not installed......what do I do?
 
Old 10-06-2004, 11:27 AM   #2
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There is a difference between the package name and the name of the rpm file.

Try rpm -e then the name of the package without .rpm on the end, that mostly works.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 11:30 AM   #3
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I think you should first of all make sure it's been installed. For this you should get something from this:
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rpm -L | grep <whatever>
where whatever comes from 'whatever.rpm'. If that doesn't work try just
Code:
rpm -L | more
and check if whatever appears in the list.

If the whatever appears in the list whether by using the first or the second way, then try:
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rpm -e whatever
Afterwards, you might re-check that the whatever doesn't appear in the list by using any of the previous ways.


Since I'm not very like the most appropriate person to help about this, I encourage anyone who knows more than me about this to write his/her solution.

Good luck!!
 
Old 10-06-2004, 04:06 PM   #4
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oh awesome thanks.....I used apt-get to uninstall it actually since it was a program that was on there - but i'll keep the advice in mind
 
  


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