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Linux is free. Linux is powerful. But it is contradictory. My copy of wu-ftpd seems not installed right. I tried to update my version with #rpm -Uvh. Rpm says I have the most recent version (2.6.2-11.73.1). I tried to uninstall with #rpm -e AND now rpm returns the error: package is NOT installed!?!?? WTF? Why is linux so confusing this way? I know its installed. Most of the questions I post here are because i cant tell what bash is thinking....

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    Default Simple Newbie question about contradictory errors

    Linux is free. Linux is powerful. But it is contradictory.

    My copy of wu-ftpd seems not installed right. I tried to update my
    version with #rpm -Uvh. Rpm says I have the most recent version
    (2.6.2-11.73.1). I tried to uninstall with #rpm -e AND now rpm returns
    the error: package is NOT installed!?!??

    WTF? Why is linux so confusing this way? I know its installed. Most of
    the questions I post here are because i cant tell what bash is
    thinking.
    neon_bikini Guest

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    neon_bikini wrote: 

    What was the command you used?

    rpm -e wu-ftpd
    Or:
    rpm -e wu-ftpd-2.6.2-11.73.1

    Do not add the "i386.rpm" when using the "-e" option.

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    David Guest

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    neon_bikini <com> wrote: 

    It is installed. You asked it to uninstall something else - probably
    the file name instead of the package name.
     

    It isn't. You are. Start telling the computer what you mean.
     

    It is installed. Nobody disagrees with you, least of all the computer.
    You can confirm using rpm.
     

    It isn't thinking. It doesn't think. You have to do the thinking. That
    means that you have to be accurate. You aren't. We know that because
    you don't even bother to show us your rpm command so that we can tell
    you what is wrong with it - if you THOUGHT, you would conclude that
    EITHER your command was wrong or the computer was wrong, and showing
    us the command would allow us to tell you which. But Noooooo ... you
    insist on not showing yourself up as fallible in front of a mere
    machine, and hence you insist on claiming false things. You lie, even
    to yourself! Why? To preserve your face in front of a computer or your
    self esteem? It's weird.

    Peter
    Peter Guest

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    neon_bikini wrote:
     

    Because you don't think it's important to type anyting specific. How do I
    know? You didn't bother to post what you actually typed.
     

    Then prove it. Post the output of:

    # rpm -qa | grep -i wu-ftp
     

    No, the problem is not that you can't tell what bash is thinking, it is that
    we can't tell what you are thinking -- or typing.

    --
    Paul Lutus
    http://www.arachnoid.com

    Paul Guest

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