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Old 07-05-2003, 08:00 PM   #1
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Problems Uninstalling RealPlayer

Hi ...
lets take a look at the terminal ..

[firas@localhost firas]$ rpm -qa | grep Real
[firas@localhost firas]$ rpm -e RealPlayer
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

and when i log as root .. then type the rpm -qa or try to uninstall the package the terminal hangs and nothing happens .. note that i'm using RedHat 9.

any suggestions?
Old 07-08-2003, 08:02 AM   #2
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Sounds like the problem is with rpm...I uninstalled realplayer to test it and it worked fine...viola no more RP. I have never had any problems with rpm, but I know a lot of others have. Try searching the forums for:
search: rpm hangs (or) rpm just sits there during uninstall (or) rpm -e locks up machine...or some such nonsense. I occours to me that there is a quick fix for this with some command but it escapes me now.

Good Luck and let us know how you make out!


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