rpm -e question

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 20:13:02 UTC 2010


  On 08/26/2010 11:09 AM, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:48:43 -0700, JD wrote:
>
>>    Running rpm -e<pkgname>
>> does not delete the binaries and other files that
>> were installed by the package;
> But sure it does!
>
> Can you give a detailed example? Including the -ql query prior
> to erasing the package with -e -vv?
Well, for example, I just removed package vlc (will re-install it cause 
I use it often),
but removed it to show these remaining after rpm -e.
These are listed (without the full name qualifier) when you do rpm -ql 
--provides vlc,
and they still remain after rpm -e vlc:

$ find /usr -name \*vlc\*
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/access/libaccess_gnomevfs_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/access/libxcb_screen_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/audio_output/libpulse_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/control/libglobalhotkeys_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/gui/libqt4_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/gui/libskins2_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/misc/libnotify_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/misc/libsvg_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/misc/libxosd_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_filter/libopencv_example_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_filter/libopencv_wrapper_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_filter/libpanoramix_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_output/libaa_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_output/libcaca_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_output/libxcb_glx_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_output/libxcb_window_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_output/libxcb_x11_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_output/libxcb_xv_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/visualization/libprojectm_plugin.so




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