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Re: Multiple Installed Packeages



All,

Thanks for the info.  I had not thought of using apt-get.  I'll try it
tonight, the machine is at home and for some reason I keep losing my ssh
session.

Bob...

On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 08:51, Christian B. Ellsworth Capo wrote:
> BOB: 
> 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
> 
> 
> HOW I FIXED:
> i ran apt-get update
> on the output gaves a list of duplicate pakages...
> (DO THIS ONCE, NEVER TWICE)
> 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
>  ta-ra! 
> 
> 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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