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Old 02-09-2004, 05:56 PM   #1
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Sub-process /bin/rpm returned an error code (255) during uninstall with synaptic


Please be patient with my ultra n00bieness.
I recently was trying to uninstall vsftpd via Synaptic on RH9 and came up with the error

Sub-process /bin/rpm returned an error code (255)

Then I tried to uninstall it manually in terminal with root privalages of course. I first checked to see that it was installed by running

rpm -q vsftpd

and came up with

vsftpd-1.1.3-8


So now assuming that it is installed I run

rpm -e vsftpd-1.1.3-8.i386.rpm

and get

error: package vsftpd-1.1.3-8.i386.rpm is not installed

So I thought maybe if I install it over itself it will fix this so I can cleanly uninstall it. I dl'd the package and the tried to install it using

rpm -Uvh vsftpd-1.1.3-8.i386.rpm and get

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
package vsftpd-1.1.3-8 is already installed

Arrrrgh

Can someone please offer me some suggestions on how to fix my problem here?
Thank you
 
Old 02-09-2004, 10:03 PM   #2
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rpm -e vsftpd-1.1.3-8.i386.rpm

should be:

rpm -e vsftpd



rpm -Uvh vsftpd-1.1.3-8.i386.rpm

should be:

rpm --force -Uvh vsftpd-1.1.3-8.i386.rpm

See:
man rpm

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Old 02-10-2004, 03:05 AM   #3
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Jailbait, thanx so much!!!!

That worked fine. I guess that I just need to learn my rpm commands.
Sorry for any inconveniance. At least I am making progress.
 
  


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