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Old 08-02-2003, 08:07 PM   #1
thelight1
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removing an rpm


Hi

Im trying to simply just remove the perl-DBD-MySQL-2.1021-3 rpm so i can install a much newer version from source.

I type:

rpm --nodeps -e perl-DBD-MySQL-2.1021-3

after this, the system just sits there, for hours if i leave it doing nothing.

rpm as a whole seems to be locked up after this, doing rpm -qa just to get a package list freezes, whereas it was working before i tried to do the remove. A reboot seems to eb the only way to free rpm as far as i can see.

any ideas?

thanks
Simon
 
Old 08-02-2003, 08:21 PM   #2
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just a guess, not sure so don;t take my word for it, I am new at all this. But have you tried turing the MySQL off? or stopping the service before removing it? just a stab in the dark, but wanted to give my idea
 
Old 08-02-2003, 08:43 PM   #3
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Hey! you were right.

pity rpm couldnt have informed me itself

Simon
 
Old 08-02-2003, 08:49 PM   #4
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Sweet, I cannot believe that worked.
 
  


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