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Old 05-07-2003, 02:26 PM   #1
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rpm -e uninstall acting weird, I think

Hi all, I am uninstalling gnome-vfs-devel-1.0.5-6 with the command "rpm -e gnome-vfs-devel-1.0.5-6". After running that command, a little cursos is blinking with no prompt, just a blinking cursos. How long should this take to uninstall? I can't seem to break it. Any thoughts?

Old 05-07-2003, 03:46 PM   #2
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try without the version number:
rpm -e gnome-vfs-devel
Old 05-07-2003, 03:48 PM   #3
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also, rpm was broken in 8.0.

if you kill rpm you have to remove the tmp files:
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__*

then try removing like I suggested.
Old 05-07-2003, 09:16 PM   #4
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do a query [rpm -q] to see the real package name, then remove it with the parameter -evv


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