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Hi, I am running XANDROS 3.0 open circulation version of Linux. I have recently installed AVG anti-virus.. I did this by downloading RPM file and then installed the RPM by ...
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    How do I uninstall RPMs?


    Hi,

    I am running XANDROS 3.0 open circulation version of Linux.

    I have recently installed AVG anti-virus.. I did this by downloading RPM file and then installed the RPM by double clicking on it and allowing XANDROS Networks software to install.

    My question is how can I uninstall the RPM?

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    did you install RPM by double clicking ???????
    AFAIK, its not possible to install RPM like this....
    well ! for uninstalling......

    $ rpm -e <rpm>

    check the installed rpm packages.....

    $ rpm -q | grep "AVG*"



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    Casper - thanks for the reply

    Casper, thanks for the reply... I had tried that and when I type this:

    rpm -e avg71flm-r30-a0791.i386.rpm

    I get the following messages

    rpm: To install rpm packages on Debian systems, use alien. See README.Debian.
    error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such file or directory (2)
    error: cannot open /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm

    I'm at a loss as to what to do next....

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    Hi !!

    ooooops...... its Debian... how you installed this rpm... ???
    'alien' is used to convert rpm to deb format for installation....
    you can't directly install rpms in debian.....
    if you changed the format of this rpm file to .deb and installed it, then you can easily uninstall it

    $ dpkg -r <package.deb>


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    Ahh!

    Got it! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

    Thanks for you help!

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