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Problem with removing packages
Joined: Sep 13, 2011
Sep 13, 2011 03:41:37
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
Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Dec 04, 2011 06:43:23
What is the distribution you have and What is the exact command you tried?
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Dec 05, 2011 05:50:00
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:
rpm -e -r ase packagename
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!
rpm -er/ase packagename
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