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Old 03-26-2004, 05:24 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Manila, Philippines
Distribution: Red Hat 9.0, Suse 9.0, Bayanihan Linux 3.0
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uninstalling using rpm -e

Recently I installed yahoo messenger in my Red Hat 9 box by using the command rpm -i and it worked fine, now that I wanted to uninstall the package I tried the command rpm -e but it prompts me "error: package is not installed" how can I uninstall ym and second what is the difference of make, make install command with rpm -i command... thanx...

Old 03-26-2004, 06:11 AM   #2
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Firstly make, make install are for installing packages from source. The rpm -i command is to install a precompiled package.
Now for your problem. Try rpm -q package name for yahoo messenger(put a relative name). Now try rpm -e exact package name. You should do all this as root.


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