[kwlug-disc] RPM won't install, won't uninstall

Oksana Goertzen ogoertzen at gmail.com
Fri May 13 12:11:29 EDT 2011

On 13 May 2011 11:31, John Van Ostrand <john at netdirect.ca> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> > Servername :/software/lintape # rpm -e
> > /usr/src/packages/RPMS/x86_64/lin_tape-1.50.0-1.x86_64.rpm
> > error: package
> > /usr/src/packages/RPMS/x86_64/lin_tape-1.50.0-1.x86_64.rpm is not
> > installed
> try:
> rpm -e lin_tape
> --
> John Van Ostrand
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> Net Direct Inc.
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I initially tried to run rpm -e but it wouldn't uninstall.
And I also tried to run rpm -Uvh and it would say it was installed.
There is a daemon that goes along with this module and it's
dependent on lin_tape, so that adds to the complexity.  It
shows the daemon as installed but won't load because lin_tape
wouldn't load.

Running rpm -e --nodeps worked.  I didn't think it did initially
because it didn't return any message... but then when I tried
rpm -qs it didn't show the files as it did earlier... so I recompiled
the module again and ran rpm -Uvh and this time it worked!

:)  Oksana
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