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Old 11-14-2003, 03:00 PM   #1
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Need help uninstalling wine/rpm

Ok, so I downloaded some guy's special compilation of wine that works with kazaa... I never used kazaa, IMHO it sucks ass.

Right, now the positive part... I'm trying to install Wine-20031016 AKA Wine-20031016.tar.gz. I figured out how to extract the files and all that, but now I'm stuck, because it says there's a previous version of wine installed:

WINE Installer v0.74

Warning: Old Wine RPM install detected. Do you want to remove it first?

now if I choose yes, it prompts for my root password and then doesn't do anything, just sits there at the prompt.

I've tried RPM with the -e option to remove the previous rpm of wine, but it says it isn't installed:

error: package name of the.rpm is not installed

Is there a way to find out what wine is saying is installed?

I also can't find wine installed anywhere on the system (i.e. /usr/bin, stuff like that), so it's not really there.

Please help!
Old 11-14-2003, 03:24 PM   #2
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first, you need to find the exact name of the rpm in order for the -e option to work correctly. Try:

rpm -qa | grep wine

This should list all of the packages that have wine in the name. Then you can:

rpm -e name_of_wine_rpm

Old 11-14-2003, 07:51 PM   #3
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Great! I figured there was a way to find out which were installed. Ok, so now I have the name of the rpm package, and I go to rpm -e the file and I get this message:

# rpm -e wine-20031016-1rh9winehq
error reading information on service wine: No such file or directory
error: %preun(wine-20031016-1rh9winehq) scriptlet failed, exit status 1

so... does that mean that it's there, but it's not really there?

Once again, I'm trying to install the latest wine, but it won't let me unless I get rid of the old one, or is there a way to bypass that check?


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