RPM application?

RPM application?

Post by FLY13 » Sat, 14 Feb 2004 00:10:16


What application do you use to install and uninstall RPM's? I'm using RH9
and I know there is an "Add/Remove applications" command in the menu. But
it doesn't seem to bring up some extra stuff I installed so I suspect it may
only apply to Red Hat provided packages. Is there a executable that I can
get to that might handle all RPMs?
 
 
 

RPM application?

Post by Jacob West » Sat, 14 Feb 2004 01:39:14


may
You use /bin/rpm -i (or -e) to install/remove packages in .rpm format. I
will guess that the "extra stuff" you installed was not installed using
/bin/rpm, so the rpm database has no way of knowing that the "stuff" exists.
If you ONLY install packages using /bin/rpm you can alway use it to remove
what has been installed. If you use any other method of installation, rpm
will not know about it.

Some makefiles include a make uninstall option, but if you've "cleaned up"
after the installation, it is unlikely to work.

JW