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Old 11-06-2003, 08:56 PM   #1
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using rpm


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i have redhat 9. I have little bit of problem with rpm. i just installed realplayer rpm packet. but right after that i queried using "rpm -q rp8_linux20_libc6_i386_cs1_rpm". but it said packets is not installed, how could that be. i just installed and able to run it , could anyone point it out?
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Old 11-06-2003, 09:14 PM   #2
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Try a
rpm -qa | grep -i rp8

Often the name of the packet in the
database doesn't reflect the name of
the file installed from

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Old 11-06-2003, 09:25 PM   #3
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Hi Tink
Thanks for ur reply. it didnt find it , well, it can find anything it installed as default, but it cant find anything that i installed by myself , such as xine and others like realplayer in this case, i have no idea on it, what if i want to uninstall it , that would be a problem,
 
Old 11-06-2003, 09:53 PM   #4
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I found it, rpm -qa|grep Real, oh well, anyway, so rpm only can be used to uninstall rpm packets, how about otherfiles, that we install from .tar, how do we uninstall them, just make uninstall??
 
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May work in some cases. Not all
tarballs implement uninstall, though.

What I use to do is make a package
from my compiled tarball, using
checkinstall

Checkinstall will allow you to generate
Slack, RPM or debian packages :)

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Old 11-06-2003, 10:10 PM   #6
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thanks Tink
 
Old 11-06-2003, 10:17 PM   #7
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Pleasure mate.

As for the usage of grep... you really should
go with the -i option sometimes, because Linux
is case-sensitive by default, and -i in grep will
ignore case ;) in searches (same for locate,
btw)



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Old 11-06-2003, 10:22 PM   #8
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i keep it in mind for next time, i didnt know before,
Thanks again mate,
 
  


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