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Old 08-30-2007, 01:11 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Fedora 8
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yum install/remove paradox.

My yum is broken, in Fedora 7.

When I try to remove dovecot, I get this result:
[root@trantor ~]# yum remove dovecot
Setting up Remove Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package dovecot.i386 0:1.0.3-14.fc7 set to be erased

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
 dovecot                 i386       1.0.3-14.fc7     installed         3.6 M

Transaction Summary
Install      0 Package(s)
Update       0 Package(s)
Remove       1 Package(s)

Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running rpm_check_debug
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package dovecot.i386 0:1.0.3-14.fc7 set to be erased
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
error reading information on service dovecot: No such file or directory
error: %preun(dovecot-1.0.3-14.fc7.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 1

Removed: dovecot.i386 0:1.0.3-14.fc7
However, this package does not seem to be removed because although it does not work anymore, any attempt to reinstall it (which is what I was doing since it became corrupted..) results in this:
[root@trantor ~]# yum install dovecot
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
livna                     100% |=========================| 2.1 kB    00:00
kirov                     100% |=========================| 1.9 kB    00:00
fedora                    100% |=========================| 2.1 kB    00:00
updates                   100% |=========================| 1.9 kB    00:00
primary.sqlite.bz2        100% |=========================| 1.4 MB    00:01
Nothing to do
[root@trantor ~]#
Any suggestions on getting this package to install?
Old 08-30-2007, 05:59 PM   #2
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
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There seems to be a problem with the script that should be run when dovecot is being uninstalled. Try doing
#rpm -e --noscripts dovecot
Old 09-03-2007, 03:47 AM   #3
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Fedora 8
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thanks, that did the trick : )


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