[TriLUG] Cannot remove packages from RHEL 4... package hell is warm this time of year
James Olin Oden
james.oden at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 11:49:13 EDT 2007
On 4/17/07, Byarlay, Wayne A. <wab at purdue.edu> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I built this RHEL 4 VM, and well, I need to slim it down by removing
> many packages. The problem is that when I try to remove the packages,
> (right now going through gnome's gui, but I don't necessarily need to do
> it this way), I'm told that I cannot remove them because... they don't
> exist. But if I try to run "up2date" to get them, I'm told (Surprise!)
> That they are already on the latest version! This is true for nearly
> everything I try to get rid of.
How about adding -vv to the rpm command line and sending the output.
Oh, and yeah, use the rpm cli directly. I have no idea of the
goodness of the gnome gui.
Also, wound't be bad to send the result of:
rpm -qi $name_of_package_you_want_to_die
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