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Re: removing a single rpm when there are 2



On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 18:51 -0300, Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:
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> On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 03:15:11PM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> > seth vidal wrote:
> > > Ian Brown wrote:
> > > > there are two  mesa-libGLU installed here , one is i386 and one is x86_64.
> > > > How do I erase the x86_64 version?
> > > 
> > > rpm -e mesa-libGLU.x86_64
> > 
> > Note that files shared between the two versions will also be removed
> > leaving the i386 version only partially remaining.  It would probably
> > be required to reinstall the i386 version in order to return it to
> > complete status.  Probably better to remove both and then install the
> > i386 version only if that is your desired ending state.
> 
> Are you sure about that ? As far as I remember, shared files between
> packages would only be removed when the last owner was.
> 

it's a bug in rpm that causes it. I think the bug has been fixed for
rawhide/fedora 8, I _think_.

-sv



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