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Old 10-24-2002, 11:28 PM   #1
sandoz
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rpm won't uninstall packages


I'm experiencing a problem where rpm refuses to unistall an installed package.

It instead returns :
# rpm -e citrix-ica-client-3.0.15-1.src.rpm
error: package citrix-ica-client-3.0.15-1.src.rpm is not installed
...and quits.

This has happened with several packages including gabber.

Any suggestions?
Is it safe to just delete the installation directory?

cheers,
karl
 
Old 10-25-2002, 12:41 AM   #2
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Try rpm -e citrix-ica-client rather than citrix-ica-client-3.0.15-1.src.rpm

it might be citrix-ica-client-3.0.15-1 though...
 
Old 10-25-2002, 12:44 AM   #3
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You don't enter the whole package name. rpm just uses part of the package name. It could be, in this case, ' citrix-ica-client '. So, ' rpm -e citrix-ica-client ' might remove it.

You could run ' rpm -qa | grep citrix ' and see what package names it returns with ' citrix ' in it. Then, you could remove the package that you want by using the name that rpm uses for the package.
 
Old 10-26-2002, 09:32 PM   #4
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thanks for that :
Grepping for gabber found the package and i was able to remove it.
I also found that the citrix client was installed as ICAClient, not as the package name.

Cheers for the help.

karl
 
Old 11-01-2002, 05:27 PM   #5
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You're welcome.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 04:49 PM   #6
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Thanks rohang. This newbie saw your thread and is now able to uninstall some packages I was having trouble with. You ROCK!!!
 
  


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