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Old 07-24-2003, 07:09 AM   #1
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cannot uninstall rpm


I am running rh9 and am a total newbie (1 week old)

I am trying to install the drivers for my conexant hsfi v92 minipci modem

Initially i installed an rpm that did not seem to work with the modem, so I downloaded a new package from

Now I am trying to uninstall the old package using
rpm -e package name

but i get the message that the package is not present

when i try to intall the new package i get error messages saying that there is some conflict due to the old package

I went into System log and checked the rpms and found the old package listed..and thus it was not removed in the first place

I have checked my typing a number of times with rpm -e ..but still cant get to uninstall the package

I would appreciate some help

Old 07-24-2003, 07:26 AM   #2
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Make sure packagename is all one work, assuming it was driver. then:
rpm -e driver.
Should do it, but replace "driver" with the name of the package.

Old 07-24-2003, 07:30 AM   #3
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Hi jaina2!!!

Welcome to LQ and Linux too. Well, I would like to ask which distro you are using, because there're plenty of tools for plenty of differents distro to help with installing/uninstalling of rpm's packages.

Anyway, try running

rpm -Uvh <package name here>
It should, instead of remove or install the previous package, update to the other one.

You can also run at the console:

whereis <package name here>
To see where it's installed.

Good luck.
Old 07-24-2003, 07:31 AM   #4
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Try leaving off everything past the dot (.) in the rpm name. If you post the actual downloaded file's name, I could be more specific.

You could also add the --force flag...

Maximum RPM

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Old 07-24-2003, 08:06 AM   #5
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you are presum,ably usinfg the *FILE* name and not the package name. drop the .i386.rpm or similar from the name you are using.
Old 07-24-2003, 11:41 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot

as you suspected a newbie mistake...i was using the file name and not the package name


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