Bug 91587 - rpm -e fails to uninstall
rpm -e fails to uninstall
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-05-24 22:36 EDT by Dennis Daniels
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-27 14:01:41 EDT
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Description Dennis Daniels 2003-05-24 22:36:14 EDT
Description of problem:
rpm -e fails

rpm sees a package is there but won't uninstall it or allow to re-installed

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
latest rpm as of 22may

How reproducible:
install j2sdk

Steps to Reproduce:
download]# rpm -iv j2sdk-1_4_2-beta-linux-i586.rpm
Preparing packages for installation...
        package j2sdk-1.4.2-beta is already installed

root@localhost download]# rpm -e j2sdk-1_4_2-beta-linux-i586.rpm
error: package j2sdk-1_4_2-beta-linux-i586.rpm is not installed

root@localhost download]# rpm -e j2sdk-1_4_2-beta
error: package j2sdk-1_4_2-beta is not installed

Actual results:
j2sdk not found

Expected results:
j2sdk deleted

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Young 2003-05-25 13:55:05 EDT
You haven't got the syntax right. Try rpm -e j2sdk-1.4.2-beta , or even just
rpm -e j2sdk .
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2003-05-27 14:01:41 EDT
Yup, a common problem with rpm users is confusing
a package file name (like *.rpm) with a package name.

Only install/upgrade/freshen, or query/verify with a -p
option, or the signature modes, take package file names
as argument.

The package name is used elsewhere.

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