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Old 08-29-2003, 09:07 AM   #1
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Talking Help ME or I will stick a HOT POKER in my EYE!!!!!

Newbie..pls help..I am trying to install this rpm but it says its already installed. Then when I try to remove it it says its not found..PLEASE HELP ME

[root@spamman canit]# [root@spamman root]# rpm -i fp-linux-ms-4.2.0-1.i386.rpm -bash: [root@spamman: command not found
[root@spamman canit]# package fp-linux-ms-4.2.0-1 is already installed -bash: package: command not found

PLease help me
Old 08-29-2003, 09:14 AM   #2
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When removing a package you have to use just the package name, drop the .rpm and version number. rpm -e packagename.
Old 08-29-2003, 09:38 AM   #3
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I dont know if this will help, but I kind of ran into a similar problem with mysql...

to find the name of the rpm package already installed, perhaps try
rpm -qa | grep *name of package (eg. mysql)*

then you can use the rpm uninstall using this output...
dont remember the exact commands, but try the man pages for rpm to find out.


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