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    I have the following problem:

    With Suse 11.0 the Updater shows 2 updates for firefox. I do have Firefox 3.0 installed but the Updater thinks I have 3.0-0.2 AND 2.0.0.12-5.1 installed. That's not true.

    If I choose to update the packages I get the following Error:

    "Removal of (55309)MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.12-5.1.i586(@System) failed:
    Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: Usage: usr/bin/update-mime-database [-hvV] MIME-DIR No directories in update-desktop-database search path coult be processed and updated. error:
    search path could be processed and updated. error:
    %postun(MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.12-5.1.i586) scriptlet failed, exit status 1"

    I think there is something corrupt in the rpm databases. Does anybody know how to fix this?

    I tried to delete firefox which yast, but this does not work either.

    Thank you
    cduck

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    Default Re: Packagemanagement

    Moving thread from Install/Boot to Applications Forum.

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    Default Re: Packagemanagement

    Quote Originally Posted by cduck1 View Post
    I have the following problem:

    With Suse 11.0 the Updater shows 2 updates for firefox. I do have Firefox 3.0 installed but the Updater thinks I have 3.0-0.2 AND 2.0.0.12-5.1 installed. That's not true.

    If I choose to update the packages I get the following Error:

    "Removal of (55309)MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.12-5.1.i586(@System) failed:
    Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: Usage: usr/bin/update-mime-database [-hvV] MIME-DIR No directories in update-desktop-database search path coult be processed and updated. error:
    search path could be processed and updated. error:
    %postun(MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.12-5.1.i586) scriptlet failed, exit status 1"

    I think there is something corrupt in the rpm databases. Does anybody know how to fix this?

    I tried to delete firefox which yast, but this does not work either.

    Thank you
    cduck
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    Quote Originally Posted by cduck1 View Post
    I have the following problem:

    With Suse 11.0 the Updater shows 2 updates for firefox. I do have Firefox 3.0 installed but the Updater thinks I have 3.0-0.2 AND 2.0.0.12-5.1 installed. That's not true.

    If I choose to update the packages I get the following Error:

    "Removal of (55309)MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.12-5.1.i586(@System) failed:
    Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: Usage: usr/bin/update-mime-database [-hvV] MIME-DIR No directories in update-desktop-database search path coult be processed and updated. error:
    search path could be processed and updated. error:
    %postun(MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.12-5.1.i586) scriptlet failed, exit status 1"

    I think there is something corrupt in the rpm databases. Does anybody know how to fix this?

    I tried to delete firefox which yast, but this does not work either.
    I believe deleting firefox is the correct approach.

    I'm not 100% certain as to the correct command to delete it in a case like this (I have it written down at home, but I'm not at home). I think maybe something like typing in an xterm/konsole with root permissions:

    rpm -e --noscripts yourFirefoxVersion
    where "yourFirefoxVersion" is the exact name of the rpm you are trying to remove. It may require more than just that < not sure >

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    I believe deleting firefox is the correct approach.... typing in an xterm/konsole with root permissions:
    rpm -e --noscripts yourFirefoxVersion
    where "yourFirefoxVersion" is the exact name of the rpm you are trying to remove.
    Reference for the above recommendation:
    firefox upgrade fails - NOVELL FORUMS

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    I believe deleting firefox is the correct approach.

    I'm not 100&#37; certain as to the correct command to delete it in a case like this (I have it written down at home, but I'm not at home). I think maybe something like typing in an xterm/konsole with root permissions:

    rpm -e --noscripts yourFirefoxVersion
    where "yourFirefoxVersion" is the exact name of the rpm you are trying to remove. It may require more than just that < not sure >
    That's the problem. I can not delete the package anymore. When I try rpm -e --noscript MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.12-5.1 I get an error message:

    Usage: usr/bin/update-mime-database [-hvV] MIME-DIR
    No directories in update-desktop-database search path could be processed and updated.
    error: %postun(MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.12-5.1.i586) scriptlet failed, exit status 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by cduck1 View Post
    That's the problem. I can not delete the package anymore. When I try rpm -e --noscript MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.12-5.1 I get an error message:

    Usage: usr/bin/update-mime-database [-hvV] MIME-DIR
    No directories in update-desktop-database search path could be processed and updated.
    error: %postun(MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.12-5.1.i586) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
    then as a last resort try:
    rpm --erase --allmatches --nodeps --noscripts MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.12-5.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    then as a last resort try:
    rpm --erase --allmatches --nodeps --noscripts MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.12-5.1
    Yes, this helped. Thanks a lot.
    cduck

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