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Old 01-15-2004, 06:57 PM   #1
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package management is not working

I have a problem, when i run package management (RedHat 8), I see a window opens up then another smaller window states that it is checking my currently installed packages, the bar proceeds then at the end it disapears completly along with the original window.

so now I cannot uninstall packages!! is there a way to recover this please ?

second question : how can i uninstall a package manually (with shell) ?

thank you,
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to uninstall pak
rpm -e <pakagename>
Old 01-16-2004, 07:31 AM   #4
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Being mostly a newbie myself, I was dissappointed with the Redhat package manager since it only seemed to deal (graphically at least) with the rpms that came on the 3 redhat cds. When I downloaded other applications as rpms, I found the same thing as you when I "right clicked and then chose to install the package." It seemed to start, but never finished.

I started a shell prompt (alt-ctrl-F1 then do alt-ctrl-f7 to get back) and then had to log in as root. THen I installed the package, using the rpm command. I found that earlier attempts to install them had failed. I found that I needed to be logged in as root, and some packages lacked other pre-requisite packages (dependencies.)

Using the package manager thing that redhat provides just seemed to bring up the same packages. No new ones were in the listing anywhere.

Best of luck,

btw, I have just about given up on linux. back to micro$loth, I guess for me.


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