Re: Uninstalling RH's AS

John Gruenenfelder (
Sat, 29 Aug 1998 00:17:26 -0700 (MST)

I think that with RPM (and dpkg too) the program just wants the NAME of the
package and NOT the version info too.  Did you try just saying 'rpm -e
AfterStep'?  Failing that, keep adding stuff to the line:
rpm -e AfterStep-
rpm -e AfterStep-

and so on...

--John Gruenenfelder
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			-Sam of Sam & Max

On Sat, 29 Aug 1998, Ron Thompson wrote:
>Alrighty, I'm all ready to install the 1.5Beta1, but I'm stuck at the same point
>I was last time I tried to upgrade.
>I'm trying to uninstall my old Afterstep package, but this is what happens:
>[root@localhost ~/rpms]# rpm -e AfterStep-
>package AfterStep- is not installed
>[root@localhost ~/rpms]# rpm -i AfterStep-
>package AfterStep- is already installed
>error: AfterStep- cannot be installed
>[root@localhost ~/rpms]#
>What is up with that?  Last time I eventually just ran a query on the package
>to show all files and piped that into rm -f, which worked... then, when the
>database was still messed up saying it was still installed, I accidentally (big
>dummy), piped the file list into rm -rf.... ooops...
>Now, not wanting to even try that again, can someone suggest an easy way to
>remove all possible traces of Afterstep from my system so I can install
>Thanks!  8-)
>  -Ron (