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Old 02-04-2003, 12:09 AM   #1
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RH 8.0 Install/Uninstall

I was wondering if there is a proper way to uninstall packages in Linux (RH 8.0)...

Also, if I download an RPM of a more current version and install it, does that automatically upgrade the older version? For example if I download the Samba 3.0 RPM, does that overwrtie the Samba 2.x.x that I am currently using?

If it does not, what is the best way to go about updating packages that are not updated by the RHN?

Old 02-04-2003, 04:09 AM   #2
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to uninstall packages go:
rpm -e packagename
to update packages go:
rpm -uvh packagename
using up2date does all this automatically for you.

type 'man rpm' on the command line to get a full explanation on rpm and its options. Come back if that gets you more questions.



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