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Old 11-04-2002, 05:40 PM   #1
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installed? or not installed? that is the question

I'm fairly new to linux, but i got some pointers of a mate this week so i've come on leaps and bounds since problem is mozilla needs a java plugin, i've downloaded two rpms from sun (2 different versions but same thing happens)

rpm -i ./j2se-blahblah - package appears to install.

rpm -e ./j2se-blahblah returns package is not installed.

rpm -i ./j2se-blahblah returns package is already installed.

So Yey or Nay?

Running redhat 8
Mozzilla browser (which is otherwise fine)
Athlon 1700xp chip
Old 11-04-2002, 06:31 PM   #2
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Try this as root:

# rpm -e j2sdk

(Don't include the hash, that's the prompt to show you're root) I only recently found out from this forum that the RPM greps through the installed packages to find a match, so I believe the above command will uninstall any version j2sdk.

Old 11-04-2002, 06:37 PM   #3
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With this type of file (.bin) you don use rpm. At the console you you just use ./ before the file name to execute it. You may have to change permission with chmod u+x filename to get it to execute.
Old 11-04-2002, 06:57 PM   #4
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Oh, I see what he's saying. I usually do:

# sh j2sdk1.3.whatever

which will create an rpm in the same directory. Then

# rpm -i j2sdk1.3.whatever

then to uninstall:

# rpm -e j2sdk


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