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Re: [SLE] rpm -e question
  • From: Jeffrey Taylor <jeff.taylor@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 15:40:30 -0600
  • Message-id: <20020218214030.GH9118@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
You have it backwards:

rpm -e <rpm package name> # uninstall


rpm -U <rpm package file> # install


Quoting Dennis Tuchler <dtuchler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> I want to uninstall an rpm package. The original package is in my home
> directory. In that directory, after becoming superuser, I enter rpm -e <the
> rpm package> only to be told that that package is not installed! Just to
> make sure it is installed, I do rpm -U <rpm package name> and am told that it
> is already installed!
> Did Franz Kafka write the rpm program?
> What now?
> Thanks
> dj tuchler

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