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Old 02-15-2004, 03:45 AM   #1
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Can't install RPMs in graphical environment

I set up successfully my Mandrake Linux system a few weeks ago. I had started installing RPM packages (a lot of them),by double-clicking on them, but suddenly the following happened: when i double-clicked on an RPM instead of asking me if i wanted to be installed, a menu appeared asking me with which application i wanted to open the file. I don't know if this has anything to do with this, but something had happened previously and the Console option from the KDE menu had dissapeared(thread:"Console option in KDE menu disappeared...").What has happened? How can i fix that?
Old 02-15-2004, 03:59 AM   #2
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You should anyway install RPM via command line (logged as root).

rpm -V *.rpm (to verify if already installed)
rpm -U *.rpm (to update / install).

Old 02-15-2004, 04:10 AM   #3
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Originally posted by VincentB
You should anyway install RPM via command line (logged as root).

rpm -V *.rpm (to verify if already installed)
rpm -U *.rpm (to update / install).

Acutaly i installed it in Command line and i got a strange problem...

I tiped:
rpm blablabla.rpm -i
Then i wanted to uninstall it... i read "man RPM" and i tiped
rpm blablabla.rpm -e
Then linux said:
The RPM package is not installed
What should i do now??
Old 02-15-2004, 07:03 AM   #4
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no .rpm on the end


rpm -e blablabla


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