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Old 05-05-2003, 07:27 PM   #1
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Stupid choice using RPM


I installed firestarter on my server to configure my firewall (I know, I'm a slave to the GUI). It was an RPM package. Now I am wanting to uninstall it using the rpm -e command but I get an error that the package is not installed. It is in fact installed and I did type the package name correctly. Can anyone offer any help to uninstall it? I would just delete all references given to me by the whereis command but firestarter configures the firewall during the system startup and I am concerned that if I uninstall it by just deleting it it will screw up my system bootup.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 07:36 PM   #2
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first try
$rpm -q package_name
to query and verify it is indeed there. Which you should be sure of but...

then try

$rpm -e --allmatches package_name
 
Old 05-05-2003, 07:59 PM   #3
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Try running updatedb.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 08:17 PM   #4
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Quote:
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Try running updatedb.
Does that do it?? I thought that would update the db that
$locate
uses, I thought the command for rpm was
$rpm --rebuilddb

I don't know and I just skimmed the man to check it out. I didn't see anything. I use apt4rpm so I don't muck with rpm directly too much.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 08:26 PM   #5
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nevermind, I am an idiot. I figured it out, you have to just type the package name without all the file extensions.
 
  


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