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Old 10-13-2003, 11:08 PM   #1
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how to uninstall a binary software??


I have look over the rpm --help
but I can't found how to uninstall a binary software?
help!
 
Old 10-13-2003, 11:13 PM   #2
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try rpm -e <package name>
 
Old 10-13-2003, 11:15 PM   #3
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rpm -e <package name>

package name is not the filename of the *.rpm file you clicked on to install it, although more often than not, the package name is part of the *.rpm filename. to find a package name try:

rpm -qa | grep "<possible package name>"

for instance i installed xine libraries using this rpm package - libxine1-1_rc0a-0.i386.rpm

i want to uninstall it, but don't know what the exact package name is.

rpm -qa | grep "xine"

the output:

xine-libs-0.9.13-fr2
xine-libs-devel-0.9.13-fr2
xine-mozilla-plugin-0.2-030921
xine-ui-0.9.22-1
libxine1-1_rc0a-0
xine-dvdnav-0.9.13-0
xinetd-2.3.11-1.7x
libxine1-devel-1_rc0a-0

package i want to uninstall is libxine1-1_rc0a-0 which was is like libxine1-1_rc0a-0.i386.rpm minus the .i386.rpm

then uninstall using:

rpm -e libxine1-1_rc0a-0

edit: edit rpm -e command due to brain deadness

Last edited by megaspaz; 10-13-2003 at 11:49 PM.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 11:45 PM   #4
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Thank you for your help:but still have problem :
I use rpm -qi qq4gaim ,It returned qq4gaim's all information
so ,I think it must be installed
But when I am using "rpm -e " It told me that the package is not installed
then ,I look over it's package information ,it's file name is ***.src.rpm . So ,I think may be I have installed it ,but not build it
then another problem occurs : when I am using command :
££rpmbuild -bb ****.spec
it told me no such command !
why ??
 
Old 10-13-2003, 11:51 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by iamthewind
Thank you for your help:but still have problem :
I use rpm -qi qq4gaim ,It returned qq4gaim's all information
so ,I think it must be installed
But when I am using "rpm -e " It told me that the package is not installed
then ,I look over it's package information ,it's file name is ***.src.rpm . So ,I think may be I have installed it ,but not build it
then another problem occurs : when I am using command :
££rpmbuild -bb ****.spec
it told me no such command !
why ??
can you post the output of every command you used and the distro you're using?
 
Old 10-14-2003, 03:25 AM   #6
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# rpm -ivh telnet-0.17-25-src.rpm this successful
# cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
# rpmbuild -bb telnet.spec the reply is :
bash: rpmbuild: command not found
I am a newer , can u tell me how to install package which named *.src.rpm ??
thanks !!
 
Old 10-14-2003, 10:08 AM   #7
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rpmbuild

Try the following:
# rpm --rebuild telnet-0.17-25-src.rpm

This should probebly work for your distribution.
Otherwise, try to find if rpmbuild is somewhere in your path.

Try:
#which rpmbuild
 
Old 10-14-2003, 10:54 PM   #8
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thanks for your help ,
but ...... I am quiet sorry,,
"# which rpmbuild" is no use,can't found
:no rpmbuild in ( usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin..................)
and..
if I input # rpmbuild ...... It reply to me :command not found
if I input # rpm ---rebuild ......It reply to me: unknown option
if I input # rpm -rebuild .........It reply to me :rpm: arguments to --root (-r) must begin with a /

I really don't know what should I do !!
 
Old 10-14-2003, 11:00 PM   #9
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are you logged in as root while doing this (the "su" command)? rpm --rebuild creates files in the "/" directory. for redhat, it's usually in /usr/src/redhat/ RPMS. this directory requires root access to write to it.

rpm --rebuild should work just fine.

can you post the output of "rpm -v --rebuild telnet*.src.rpm" ?

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