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Old 09-03-2004, 11:33 PM   #1
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bad install

I just tried to install the rpm for vnc4.0 on one of my Linux systems. Halfway throught the install, it asked for one of the RH install disks. I had it in the cd-rom dirve, but when I clisked "ok" the install did not continue. Needless to say, vnc does not work on this machine. When I tried to uninstall the package, Linux said that it was not installed. When I tried to just reinstall the package, Linux said that it was already installed. Is there a way to get RH to stop seeing the install of this package? Perhaps some file(s) need to be removed....? I appreciate any help.

Old 09-04-2004, 02:33 AM   #2
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checkout 'rpm --help', if I remember well, it is the '--force' flag you need to add to remove it. Then you'll probably be able to reinstall it again.
Also don't forget that it is possible that the cdrom has to be mounted, before you press continue.

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rpm -iv --force pkgname


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