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Old 10-20-2003, 08:16 AM   #1
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Question Strange VMware install behaviour

I installed VMware version 4 on RedHat 9
i.e. rpm -e VMware-workstation-4.0.0-4460.i386.rpm

after the install i was unable to run since it could not find the C include files.

Then I figured I would re-install the VMware package again and so I first tried to remove it
i.e. rpm -e VMwareWorkstation and this fails with error message
error: %preun(VMwareWorkstation-4.0.0-4460) scriptlet failed, exit status 127

After that I tried to install the package again and I keep getting the message that the package is already installed.
But I can't find any of the vmware binaries / config files etc .

Any suggestions ?

Old 10-20-2003, 08:53 AM   #2
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the -e option is for uninstalling packages
use -i to install
i strongly suggest you read the rpm man pages
Old 10-20-2003, 08:57 AM   #3
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Sorry that was a typo !

the installation options were :
rpm -Uhv VMwareWorks.........

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I think rpm -U is for an upgrade. is this a fresh install? if so you should use rpm -ihv


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