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Old 10-21-2003, 07:58 AM   #1
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Question Problems uninstalling Mplayer


I'm trying to uninstall Mplayer.

when I use rpm -e mplayer, it tells me that MMboX (which is another movie player I installed) is dependent on it.

I tried uninstalling MMboX using rpm -e MMboX but it said no packages for it could be found.

I then used whereis and it told me that MMboX is located in
/usr/bin. I found 2 files in that directory:MMboX and mmbox.sh. I deleted both of them.

The problem is that when I go back and try to uninstall Mplayer again, it still tells me that MMboX is dependent on it.

Any ideas?
 
Old 10-21-2003, 08:13 AM   #2
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rpm maintains a database of installed packages. Deleting a file with rm has no effect on that database.

Maybe this is to do with case sensitivity, or maybe there is something appended to the package name that you need to include.

"rpm -qf /usr/bin/MMboX" will tell you exactly what package the file belongs to, even though you've deleted it. What is the output of this command?

What does "rpm -qa | grep -i mmbox" give you?

John
 
Old 10-21-2003, 08:57 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I tried both your suggestions, and both gave me the same result:

MMboX-0.4.1-0.20020928.2mdk

What exactly does that mean?
 
Old 10-21-2003, 09:04 AM   #4
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All the numbers are the version numbers of the package. mdk means that it's intended for a mandrake system.

Try using the full package name, i.e. "rpm -e MMboX-0.4.1-0.20020928.2mdk" and then see if you can remove mplayer.

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Old 10-21-2003, 10:01 AM   #5
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Hey Thanks!

you know what my problem was??

when I was uninstalling, I typed rpm -e MMbox* because I was lazy... if I would've typed the full name, it would've worked.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 10:11 AM   #6
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Cool! Glad to help.

Your command would have worked with a capital X as well though. Or even "rpm -e MMBo*". But obviously the shorter you make it, the more dangerous it gets!

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