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Old 02-26-2004, 08:13 PM   #1
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apt-get fedora duplicate packages/need debian expert :)

I have found this to be true in the past with apt-get and fedora. When using apt-get for the first time and updateing my system it installes all of the new rpms but fails to uninstall all of the older ones. Now I have over 75 duplicated packages. how can I get apt to remove all of the older packages. If I haft to do a rpm -q package name then a rpm -e packagename it will take me all night. really could use some advise.

Old 02-26-2004, 09:19 PM   #2
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There is an apt option to ignore duplicate packages (in fact it should be named in the apt error message you get).

Other than that, I think you need to -e some rpms. rpm -qa | sort then do the hard yards.
Old 03-03-2004, 10:32 AM   #3
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Man what a pain in the @ss that was. I took me almost an entire hour to fix that problem. apt-get and fedora have done this to me multiple times on multiple computers. Thanks for the "rpm -qa | sort" I will try using that to ease my pain a little next time.


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