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Old 05-05-2004, 11:50 PM   #1
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Can't remove RPM package


There is a package i can't remove using rpm. I accedently deleted the folder manually. So when i try to rpm -e, it gives me some errors.

# rpm -e j2re
touch: cannot touch `/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/lib/rt.pack': No such file or direct ory
touch: cannot touch `/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/lib/jsse.pack': No such file or dire ctory
touch: cannot touch `/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/lib/charsets.pack': No such file or directory
touch: cannot touch `/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/lib/ext/localedata.pack': No such fi le or directory
touch: cannot touch `/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/lib/plugin.pack': No such file or di rectory
touch: cannot touch `/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/javaws/javaws.pack': No such file or directory
touch: cannot touch `/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/lib/unpack': No such file or directo ry
error: %preun(j2re-1.4.2_01-fcs) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
 
Old 05-06-2004, 02:13 AM   #2
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Did you actually delete it, or did you move it to the Trash (default behaviour on KDE and GNOME)? If you just moved it to the trash, put it back. If you really deleted it, try reinstalling the package and then uninstalling it again.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 04:05 AM   #3
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also, force re-install it then uninstall it.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 08:32 PM   #4
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its deleted it. when i try reinstalling, it installs another version of the package.
for example. "j2re". when i try to install it again. another version becomes "j2re2".
So now i have 2 j2re in my system. I can remove the j2re2 packages, but not eh original cause i deleted the folder. is there anyway around this so i can remove the package??
 
Old 05-07-2004, 07:12 AM   #5
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You could remove the folder......

rm -rf /usr/java/*

Be careful with this. The -f switch is force and it will! GOODBYE!
 
Old 05-07-2004, 07:43 AM   #6
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By removing the folder, you have essentially uninstalled the package by brute force. What you now want to do is remove the package from the package manager's list of installed files (because this package is for all intents and purposes, uninstalled), is that correct?

You might look at the solution in this thread, read through man rpm as that poster did, or check through some of the suggestions on this Repair an RPM database safely page.

And, don't do this again!!! Install and uninstall packages using your distribution's package manager-- that's what it's there for!

As an alternative, you could download and install the previous version manually and then uninstall it. That might work. Either way, you've made trouble for yourself that you really didn't need.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 07:54 AM   #7
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too many posts too little coffee

Last edited by vectordrake; 05-07-2004 at 04:23 PM.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 07:58 AM   #8
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Did I miss the part where Opera (I assume you're talking about Opera) came into this? From the list of packages involved in the first post (not to mention subsequent posts), I thought that the app in question was Java.... accidentally post in the wrong thread, vectordrake?
 
Old 05-07-2004, 04:24 PM   #9
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whoops. I guess that I gotta find the thread I was suppsed to post to. How embarassing.
 
  


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