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Old 03-09-2004, 03:07 PM   #1
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SO im using fedora core 1 and I installed wine, But it was the wrong ne so I removed it and i tried to install the right one but it says "Package installed" I deleted every file that pertains to wine but alas no luck.
Old 03-09-2004, 03:31 PM   #2
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Fedora uses rpm-packages. You install packages as an rpm, and the information about the package and installation is saved in the rpm-database. If you remove a package just by deleting the files the database doesn't know the package is removed. You should have removed the package with the rpm command. In a shell as root, execute:

rpm -e name_of_the_package

The name of the package is the name of the rpm you downloaded minus some suffixes. Always bit of a problem finding the name of the package. If rpm refuses to remove it because it's incomplete there must be a option to do it by force, just take a look at the man page by typing

man rpm

I don't have rpm (I'm using debian, with debian packaging) so I can't help you any further than this. Succes.

Old 03-09-2004, 09:08 PM   #3
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Re: Wine

Originally posted by Adelphus
so I removed it
Hence I already used the rpm -e "wine" command.
Old 03-09-2004, 09:28 PM   #4
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When you install it use the -f switch (rpm -if foobar)

Old 03-09-2004, 09:49 PM   #5
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Im sorry im a little confussed can you be more precise?
Old 03-09-2004, 11:00 PM   #6
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try rpm -Uvh package.rpm. dos was a 1000 times easier to learn just a few commands. linux 100's to learn lol but its free.
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