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Old 02-18-2003, 11:23 PM   #1
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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....

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 ...
Same as using --replacepkgs, --replacefiles, and
Install the packages even if they replace files
from other, already installed, packages.

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



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