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I installed Quake 2 with the --force command (accidentally installing it multiple times), because I wouldn't need the required libs... bad idea, but anyway, now I can't remove the package since there are multiple installs of the same Quake 2 rpm. I tried a rpm query:
The "rpm -e" command never returns anything. Now, the problem with this is, I can't use apt-get to install anything new. I tried manually deleting /usr/local/games/quake2, and the same errors occur without the directory in place. Is there any way to remove the entries from the rpm database (since all of the actual files are gone) so apt-get will work?
[kam@charon kam]$ rpm -e --nodeps --allmatches quake2-3.20-glibc6
error: package quake2-3.20-glibc6 is not installed
[kam@charon kam]$ rpm -e --nodeps --allmatches quake2-3.20
error: package quake2-3.20 is not installed
Rpm doesn't seem to recognize the full package name, but when the command is issued on 'quake2' alone, it never gives any error.
Synaptic also returns an error when I try to delete the broken package. However, I just noticed an 'expert' tab where you can select a specific version. But when I click on the '3.20-glibc-6' option, the window flashes and the 'not installed' option becomes checked. Upon further investigation, when the package is viewed before 'remove' is clicked, the correct version is selected, but once 'remove' is clicked, it changes to 'not installed'. Maybe synaptic doesn't like trying to remove multiple versions or something....
Thank you, jon-do, and any additional help would be appreciated.