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Re: Multiple Installed Packeages

i ran into the same problem last night in a fedora core1, with
apt/synaptic and many unstable and testing repositories, and a very
unlucky power failure in the middle of a massive rpm upgrade.

rpm throws a message like this for each package(doing this from my
recent brain memory)
ERROR: package XXXXXX exists bla bla bla s

i ran apt-get update
on the output gaves a list of duplicate pakages...
rpm -e namepack1 namepack2 namepack3 .... namelastpack
it should give a kind of message that says something like: error:
package blabal ...  (just one line of output per package)

if the operation ends with no dependencies missing... just the error
line per package...

do the following :
apt-get install namepack1 namepack2 namepack3 .... namelastpack

the apt-get output should say something like : the blabla package is the
newest. and so on... and if you break a package on the rpm -e part.. the
apt-get should re-installed and with no errors..

if the rpm -e gaves any error diferent than the error package exists ..
like a dependency or scriptlet failed the rpm -e operation didn't do
anything . so remove the conflicting packages from the rpm -e command
line. and do more rpm -e / apt-get install package for each package...

this is how i fixed...

at the end rebuild the rpm db with rpm --rebuilddb

On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 10:07, Bob Chiodini wrote:
> Good Morning,
> I've had several up2date and yum hiccups lately and ran out of disk
> space.  Delving into where the space went, I found that I have two
> versions of quite a few packages installed.  For example, rpm -qa | grep
> cyrus | sort returns the following:
> cyrus-imapd-2.2.3-2
> cyrus-imapd-devel-2.2.3-2
> cyrus-imapd-devel-2.2.3-4
> cyrus-imapd-murder-2.2.3-2
> cyrus-imapd-murder-2.2.3-4
> cyrus-imapd-nntp-2.2.3-2
> cyrus-imapd-nntp-2.2.3-4
> cyrus-imapd-utils-2.2.3-2
> cyrus-imapd-utils-2.2.3-4
> cyrus-sasl-2.1.17-1
> cyrus-sasl-devel-2.1.17-1
> cyrus-sasl-gssapi-2.1.17-1
> cyrus-sasl-md5-2.1.17-1
> cyrus-sasl-plain-2.1.17-1
> yum update complains that cyrus-imapd-2.2.3-2 is not available, when
> trying to update the other cyrus-imapd-xxxx packages.
> Is there a way to clean this up?  I tried rpm --rebuilddb incase the
> database was toast, but no luck.
> Bob...
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