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Re: Rogue package



Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:
>
>    I have an FC10 system that has kernel-2.6.27.9-159.fc10.i586
> installed, yet yum nor rpm seem to think it is.  It's in grub.conf,
> there are files in /usr/src/kernels/ pertaining to it ... but I can't
> remove it.
>
>    The system is running kernel-2.6.27.19-170.2.35.fc10.i686 so I
> don't need the other one.  How do I go about instructing yum that it's
> installed and to remove it, if it tells me the package isn't installed?
>
If you mean to say that the package isn't being listed when doing
something like "yum list installed" or "rpm -qa" but files exist leading
you to think it is installed....then it can't be removed by the "yum
remove" or "rpm -e" methods since the information doesn't exist as to
what files had been installed and what should then be removed.

It indicates that a removal process did occur at some point but didn't
go as planned....leaving what I would call "orphans" behind.

That has happened to me before.  I simply go about removing the files
manually.  This is especially easy and trouble free when the files are
in a subdirectory or have a name that clearly identifies the file as
being part of a package I know isn't installed.

I've known some people to go through the trouble of finding the
package....installing it again...and removing it via yum or rpm. 

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