Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75934
Cannot expunge anything
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
Running 'rpm -e <package name>' returns 'error: package <package name> is not
installed' on ALL 3rd party rpm's installed and ones taken from the Red Hat CD's
and installed manually. This occurs even though checking the rpm log, shows that
the package(s) is installed and I can run or address them.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Manually install a 3rd party app, say 'f-prot' anti-virus.
2. Wait until it appears in the rpm log. This can take a while for some reason.
3. Login as root and try too expunge it with 'rpm -e <package name>'
Actual Results: Get 'error: package <package name> is not installed' returned
in the terminal.
Expected Results: It removes the package
This is a real problem and needs to be addressed very quickly.
Created attachment 80428 [details]
Desktop scrren shot of failure in console and that the app appears in rpm log
BTW, what tool is this?
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
The likeliest failure is that the database is unavailable,
so program assumes packages not found.
Closed for lack of input. Reopen if you still care.