What a mess!

Tom Carrick knyghtmare at knyghtmare.com
Sat Oct 5 04:33:56 CEST 2002


I haven't used linux in a couple of years (I got a brain), but from what
I remember, you can delete packages with rpm -e, then you can install the
newer version.

On Sat, 05 Oct 2002 03:14:28 +0100, mongo57a wrote:

> On Redhat 7.3. Downloaded latest Python binaries (rpm) and tried to
> install. Got lots of errors like:
> 
> "file /usr/lib/python2.2/........  from install of python2-2.2.1-1
> conflicts with file from package python2-2.2-16"
> 
> Got the same errors on install or update.
> 
> So in my infinite wisdom (or lack of....) I decided to try and uninstall
> Python and start over. So I manually (isn't there a way to automatically
> uninstall ????) deleted the install (directories) for 2.2. That left me
> still with directories for Python 1.5 and Python2.
> 
> Started over with an rpm install of 2-2.2.1-1. Got the same errors.
> There must be more going on here than I understand.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
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