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Old 16th March 2006, 10:59 PM
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clear bad install?

so i tried installing adobe reader earlier. anyway, it asked for the os disc, which i didn think to bring with me wardriving. so i cancelled it. now if i try to install it, it tells me its already installed. but if i try to use rpm -e on it, it tells me its not there. i tried a yum localinstall that tells me it has nothing to do because it doesn't update the installed package....

so wtf do i do to get around this!?!?
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Old 16th March 2006, 11:16 PM
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Read man rpm to be sure, but I think you can rpm -ef to force an uninstall. I had a similar problem and was told (this forum)
to force the uninstall (it worked without problems), but i'm not going to guarentee that this was the command.
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Old 17th March 2006, 04:56 AM
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i tried that, but the rpm command still comes back and says its not installed. what a pain, i want to get my laptop working 100% before i switch over my desktop too, i've only been using linux for about a week and a half now. i think im pickin it up pretty quick though
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Old 17th March 2006, 05:30 AM
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Did you also already try rpm -i --force (or even rpm -Uvh)? Maybe I had to force install then remove.
I dont really remember. It just happened to me once and it was quite a while ago, and the answer
came from here. Hopefully someone will pick up on this.
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Old 17th March 2006, 06:16 AM
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well, i'll try that 2moro, i think forcing a reinstall might be needed, since it wont exactly let me remove something thats not installed, i think linux is getting too technical, lol. im hoping someone picks up on this is that doesnt work. this forums helped me out quite a bit over the last week or so of my recent switch. if i didn get my questions answered i at least got something that geared me in the right direction

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Old 21st March 2006, 06:39 PM
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if i do the uvh it fails dependencies, so how do i get it to take the packages off the fedora cd that it needs?
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Old 22nd March 2006, 01:00 AM
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umm i had problems installing packages not in yum ...
something weird with selinux in my case
try setting selinux to permissive
uninstall the rpm, then reinstall it
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Old 22nd March 2006, 10:25 AM
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ill try that, but right now i need to install those packages from the fedora disc to play doom 3, lol, could care less bout adobe right now
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Old 22nd March 2006, 10:55 AM
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i tried that, but the rpm command still comes back and says its not installed
In usual, rpm will name your package difference from file installed. You should find acrobat name in rpm database
Run
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rpm -qa | grep acrobat
or
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rpm -qa | grep reader
And then run
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rpm -e result_of_command
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