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Old 02-15-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
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rpm uninstalling

OK, I think these shell commands show my problem quite nicely:

[root@localhost internet_tools]# rpm -e dcgui-qt-0.2.20-1.i386.rpm
error: package dcgui-qt-0.2.20-1.i386.rpm is not installed
[root@localhost internet_tools]# rpm -i dcgui-qt-0.2.20-1.i386.rpm
package dcgui-qt-0.2.20-1 is already installed

I want to uninstall this package but as you can see rpm seems to be a bit confused. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong, perhaps some arguement I need to pass?

Old 02-15-2005, 05:30 PM   #2
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Try ' rpm -e dcgui-qt-0.2.20-1.i386 ' leave off the .rpm extenesion. You can even get it down to rpm -e dcgui-qt*

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"#rpm -e dcgui-qt" should also work just fine.
Old 02-15-2005, 06:04 PM   #4
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AHAH! Brilliant, exactly what I needed. This forum really is great.


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