package installation problem

Gerhard Magnus magnus at agora.rdrop.com
Sat Dec 31 01:01:50 UTC 2005


I was trying to install the downloaded package
flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.i386.rpm on a remote machine after having
successfully installed it locally.  At one point this rpm installation
opens a second window containing the flash license agreement.  I'd
forgotten to include the -Y parameter in the ssh command initiating the
session -- which is probably why "rpm -ivh
flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.i386.rpm" hung up.  Then I may have made matters
worse by cancelling the command.

In any case, the flash plugin doesn't work even though the system says
it's installed.  Then I get these results when I try to delete or
re-install the package (in any order):

[104] /home/magnusg $ rpm -ivh flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.i386.rpm
warning: flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY,
key ID 8df56d05
Preparing...                ################################# [100%]
        package flash-plugin-7.0.61-1 is already installed

[105] /home/magnusg $ rpm -e flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.i386.rpm
error: package flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.i386.rpm is not installed

Is there some way to clean up the damage and start over?

Thanks for the help!
Jerry




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