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i'm new to linux and thought i knew it all so i didn't read the manual at winehq so now i have wine all half-ass installed/compiled/whatever red hat 9 tells ...
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    wine rpm problem


    i'm new to linux and thought i knew it all so i didn't read the manual at winehq
    so now i have wine all half-ass installed/compiled/whatever

    red hat 9 tells me that i have a wine package installed but when i do
    make uninstall
    it says wine isn't installed............

    rpm -e wine
    doesn't work either
    i get this message:

    [needsmorebass5000@pcp0010089813pcs needsmorebass5000]$ rpm -e wine
    error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
    error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
    error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

    [needsmorebass5000@pcp0010089813pcs needsmorebass5000]$ rpm -e wine-20041201-1rh9winehq.i686.rpm
    error: package wine-20041201-1rh9winehq.i686.rpm is not installed

    how do i get rid of it and install it the right way?

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    Code:
    su -
    rpm -e wine

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    For some odd reason, packages installed in RH/Fedora, especially non- standard RPM's, will often show up as not installed when doing "rpm -e" even though you know it is installed. I used to run into this regularly.

    If you install apt-get RPM for RH9 you'll not only get the nifty package utility which takes care of dependencies for you, but will come in handy when you run into this type situation. You can un-install those packages with synaptic, the front end for apt-get.
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    that's not the problem
    the problem is he wasn't root.

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    i'm in root

    i'm in root, and it asks me for a password anyway
    then i do
    rpm -e wine
    and it doesn't do anything
    i'm confused

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    that means it got removed, if it doesn't say anything.
    you're set.

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    hmm well

    i double click the rpm and it says wine is installed
    its on my "installed package list" or whatever its called

    and when i search for wine, i have stuff under my /usr thing
    under /usr/lib
    /usr/local
    /usr/etc
    there's like 6 wine folders
    and there's still a wine folder in my home folder that's like 600mb

    so
    i tried doing it from source, and i didn't read the wine manual at winehq
    so i just did what the howto told me to do and that took like 20 minutes
    to compile and whatever

    i did something, maybe i was about to install it.
    i forget. sorry i have like 8 terminals and 14 or 15 webpages open trying to get
    wine to work, but it told me that there was an rpm wine thing installed, and it asked me
    if i wanted to remove it, and i said yes, entered the password and then it just sat there
    can you explain any of this?
    :-/ thanks for the help

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    oh

    oh wait you jsut told me i'm taken care of, which i am
    hmm cool
    ok and maybe thsose folders in /usr are from the source installation thing i tried
    i dont think its installed yet though.
    like i said i have a whole buncha erminals and i'm doin 5 things at once and i forget
    what i've done with the source thing, but the manual thing says i should use
    an easy helper configuration program

    running the conventional configure && make depend && make && make install cycle is thus not recommended, unless you know what you're doing

    i did that ^
    now ya tell me. i want it user friendly, like they say it is. like customized or whatever
    and i got the basic one?
    at least that's what it seems like they're tellin me
    thanks for the help

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    [needsmorebass5000@pcp0010089813pcs needsmorebass5000]$ cd /home/needsmorebass5000/wine/Wine-20050111/wine-20050111
    [needsmorebass5000@pcp0010089813pcs wine-20050111]$ ./tools/wineinstall
    WINE Installer v0.74

    Warning: Old Wine RPM install detected. Do you want to remove it first?
    (yes/no)

    soo is it there or not?
    i said yes, typed my password in then it just sits there

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    When you type:

    wine

    In a terminal and press enter, what does it say? Does it say 'command not found?" or does it give you options for running wine? If the former, then wine is not installed. If the later, then it is.

    There may be folders lying around, and your .wine directory in your home directory will stay as well. This is just a configuration file that is left over. It doesn't necessarily mean wine is still installed.
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