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Old 11-12-2005, 07:34 AM   #1
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uninstalling software through rpm


I tried removing a software package using rpm -e but got a package not installed error. I then tried using the rpm -U option but was told the package was already installed. What am I doing wrong? I have Fedora core 4 running. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 08:14 AM   #2
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do a rpm -qa | grep 'packagename'
If it isn't installed , do a rpm -Uvh --force 'packagename' if you get a dependencies message you'll have to take care of that.

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Old 11-12-2005, 11:12 AM   #3
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Tried rpm -qa |grep "packagename', got nothing. Tried rpm -Uvh -force 'packagename', got an unknown option -force. Any other suggestions?

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Old 11-12-2005, 11:36 AM   #4
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sorry about that .
rpm -Uvh --force 'packagename'

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Old 11-12-2005, 02:28 PM   #5
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I have noticed that Fedora is terrible regarding the "rpm -e" command. Did you try to uninstall the program via yum??
 
Old 11-12-2005, 04:11 PM   #6
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I tried yum remove per your suggestion. Got a "no match for argument. no packages marked for removal" message.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 04:20 PM   #7
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you might need to rebuild the rpm database using the command rpm --rebuilddb
 
Old 11-12-2005, 04:31 PM   #8
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When you are doing "rpm -e" or "yum remove", make sure you are giving it the actual name of the package, and not the "whatever.rpm" file.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 06:12 PM   #9
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You can try

rpm -e rpmpackage name*
or
yum remove rpmpackage name*

The "*" is a wild card.
 
  


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