[Gllug] gaim uninstall/reinstall problem

John Hearns john.hearns at clustervision.com
Fri Feb 6 09:02:34 UTC 2004

On Fri, 6 Feb 2004, Will Napier wrote:

> decided to rpm the original mandrake 9.2 rpm for gaim .75. It said that it
> was already installed. But typing gaim in the command line didn't work.
> How can I get out of this all too typical newbie experience of linux and
> at least return to using the mandrake rpm for gaim .75? I guess I have to
> uninstall but what does this mean? Grateful thanks.

rpm --erase will completely uninstall.
You might have to unistall 

But make life easy for yourself - there are tools which automatically
take care of these RPM dependencies.
On Mandrake, its called uprmi (I'm not a Mandrake bod)

Or you can use Yum, my favourite.

There are Mandrake Yum 'repositories'

Just install this RPM:
(for Mandrake cooker)
Make sure your /etc/yum.conf points at a relevant repository and
yum install  <package>
or yum upgrade <package>

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