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Old 08-06-2002, 06:14 PM   #1
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problem with xine

I installed xine-0.9.8-4 on my system with rpm but then deleted a file of xine-packet by accident. Now I can't neither run it nor deinstall it via rpm.

Well, then I deleted all the files on my system which were from xine-packet.

Now trying to install xine per rpm says that it is already installed whereas erasing option with rpm says it is not installed ...

rpm -Uv /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/xine-0.9.8-4.i386.rpm
says xine-0.9.8-4 is already installed

rpm -ev /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/xine-0.9.8-4.i386.rpm
says that it is not installed

after doing "update" and running "locate xine" as root it says:


Is there anything that could be from xine?? Have I to install it from souce.. no other way??

Any help is much appreciated ...
Old 08-06-2002, 06:19 PM   #2
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you can try rebuilding the database rpm --rebuilddb
and/or you could try the -F flag rpm -Fvh <filename>
Old 08-06-2002, 06:20 PM   #3
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When you uninstall a package you shouldn't specify the whole name of the file: it works like this
rpm -e xine
As you've removed some files it might complain then use --force flag
rpm -e --force xine
Old 08-06-2002, 06:43 PM   #4
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Thanx people (rshaw and neo77777) I have reinstalled it now with your help. This site is really great.

Gotta go to watch a movie,

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