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
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? :(
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.
that's not the problem
the problem is he wasn't root.
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
:cry: i'm confused
that means it got removed, if it doesn't say anything.
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
there's like 6 wine folders
and there's still a wine folder in my home folder that's like 600mb
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
oh wait you jsut told me i'm taken care of, which i am
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
[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?
soo is it there or not?
i said yes, typed my password in then it just sits there
When you type:
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.