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Re: uninstalling old RPM 5.1 from Mac

From: Nicholas Chubrich <nchubrich@gmail.com>
Date: Fri 27 Apr 2012 - 09:07:44 CEST
Message-ID: <CACXo9pnNmmPzpc7OOdE0HhuYqc30U6vEQBNDxJQgKxx8qg8FaQ@mail.gmail.com>
Thanks, that's something to work with!  I'm trying it out right now----

Nick.

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 11:58 PM, Jeffrey Johnson <n3npq@me.com> wrote:

>
> On Apr 27, 2012, at 2:46 AM, Nicholas Chubrich <nchubrich@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Jeff---
>
> Thanks!  I tried this but my installation (which has been through three
> different laptops and three Mac OS upgrades) is pretty broken:
>
> rpm -qal
> --> error: cannot open Packages(0) index using db3 - No such file or
> directory (2)
>      error: cannot open Packages database in /var/local/lib/rpm
>
>
> Then you likely only need to remove rpm.
>
> I haven't any idea what --prefix was passed into rpm
> or where this version comes from.
>
> But with --prefix=/usr, the main directories in use by rpm are
> /usr/lib/rpm/
> /var/lib/rpm/
> Development directories/files with --prefix=/usr are
> /usr/include/rpm/
> /usr/lib/librpm*
> Executables are
> /bin/rpm
> /usr/bin/rpm*
> There's man pages and locales and python/perl modules which will have rpm
> in name like
> find /usr/local -name '*rpm*'
> which is likely a good information gathering starting point.
>
> RPM (and likely nothing else) uses libbeecrypt.
>
> hth
>
> 73 de Jeff
>
> at this point I'm not even sure if I actually installed any RPMs.
> Regardless, I need to get rid of any such packages and RPM itself.
>
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 11:41 PM, Jeffrey Johnson <n3npq@me.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> On Apr 27, 2012, at 2:39 AM, Jeffrey Johnson <n3npq@me.com> wrote:
>>
>> >
>> > Again redirect that output to a file, examine, and remove package by
>> package using
>> >       rpm -q PKG
>> --------------^^ -e or --erase of course: its 3am here.
>>
>> > for each PKG listed.
>> >
>>
>> 73 de Jeff
>>
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Received on Fri Apr 27 09:15:39 2012
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