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Problem with removing packages

Ma Yao

Joined: Sep 13, 2011
Posts: 14
I got the problem when I try to remove the old JDK in Linux.

I tried rpm -e packagename
or rpm -erase
or rpm -erase --nodeps

I got the same exception:" rpm: arguments to --root (-r) must begin with a /"

can anyone figure out what shall I do? thanks
Vijitha Kumara

Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 3881

What is the distribution you have and What is the exact command you tried?

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Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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You've got your command line options mixed up.

Either do "rpm -e packagename" or "rpm --erase" packagename (Note the DOUBLE dash!). Alternatively, "rpm --erase=packagename". All the same results.

When you only coded a single dash, the command line parser interpreted it as:

So it thought you'd specified an alternate install root ("rase"), which, as it noted, is invalid because the root path must be absolute, and therefore start with "/".

So the following command is actually valid, although I hope no one ever uses it!

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