Same for me a long time ago, go to yast -> software management and
search for realplayer, then delete manually all the files the rpm
contains, and then install vlc or mplayer intead of realplayer
Microsoft Windows is like air conditioning
Stops working when you open a window.
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> When i try to uninstall realplayer user softwre management module
> It says that it cannot do so due to following reasons
> "Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: prerm called with unknown
> argument `0’
error: %preun(realplay-188.8.131.524-1.i386) scriptlet failed, exit
The rpm package is bad, it contains a script to be run before
installation and another before uninstall, that fails, and aborts the
The 1st thing is to find that script, then find out why it failed, then
run it or modify it in a way that it succeeds, manually, and finally
run the rpm command in a way that it ignores the script (ie, the
The “PREUN” script is
# prerm script for Helix and RealPlayer
# see: dh_installdeb(1)
# summary of how this script can be called:
# * <prerm> `remove'
# * <old-prerm> `upgrade' <new-version>
# * <new-prerm> `failed-upgrade' <old-version>
# * <conflictor's-prerm> `remove' `in-favour' <package>
# * <deconfigured's-prerm> `deconfigure' `in-favour'
# <package-being-installed> <version> `removing'
# <conflicting-package> <version>
# for details, see http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ or
# the debian-policy package
case "$1" in
if -x /opt/real/RealPlayer/postinst/postuninst.sh ] ; then
echo "prerm called with unknown argument \`$1'" >&2
# dh_installdeb will replace this with shell code automatically
# generated by other debhelper scripts.
Do you recognize the error message above?
So you have to run the script
“/opt/real/RealPlayer/postinst/postuninst.sh”, then uninstall the rpm
Warning: I have not tested this. But I had the same problem installing
it, and solved it this way thanks to David Haller on the mail list.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” GM (Minas Tirith))