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Old 02-18-2003, 11:23 PM   #1
EmberWhite
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it's installed...but not (amusing)


I'm running RH8 and have been playing around with getting wine working properly. At one point I removed the wine package that installed with RH8, and now I want to install it again. However, when I try to, it tells me the package is already installed. So then I try to remove it with rpm -e, and it tells me the package is not installed!! I searched my hd for any files with "wine" in the name and deleted them all (I'm trying to install it off of a CD) and have rebooted a few times, but to no avail. Does anybody have any clue as to what's causing this?

Still missing DOS 5....

-Jason
 
Old 02-18-2003, 11:50 PM   #2
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How did you remove wine?

In any case, there should be no problem reinstalling it:

from the man page

rpm {-i|--install} [install-options] PACKAGE_FILE ...

rpm {-U|--upgrade} [install-options] PACKAGE_FILE ...

rpm {-F|--freshen} [install-options] PACKAGE_FILE ...
.
INSTALL AND UPGRADE OPTIONS
.
--force
Same as using --replacepkgs, --replacefiles, and
--oldpackage.
.
--replacefiles
Install the packages even if they replace files
from other, already installed, packages.

--replacepkgs
Install the packages even if some of them are
already installed on this system.

I'ld probably do rpm -Uvh --replacepkgs wine*
 
Old 02-18-2003, 11:50 PM   #3
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If you already had it installed, it can safely be assumed that you have already resolved any and all dependencies, therefore the command:
rpm -ivh --force <winerpms>
should do the trick. Just replace <winerpms> with the name(s) of the wine package(s).
 
Old 02-19-2003, 11:04 AM   #4
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Just for reference, I had to delete wine manually because rpm -e wasn't cooperating (it was telling me it wasn't installed). But anyways, I tried the rpm -ivh --force and it seems to have worked fine. Thanks guys, I'll remember that one

-Jason
 
  


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