On one system I have two exact same entries in the RPM DB:

# rpm -qa | fgrep gvfs-fuse

There is apparently nothing that will help:

# rpm -e --justdb --nodeps gvfs-fuse-1.40.0-1.1.x86_64
error: "gvfs-fuse-1.40.0-1.1.x86_64" specifies multiple packages:

# rpm --rebuilddb

# rpm -qa | fgrep gvfs-fuse

Is there a way to specify a package to remove (from db) more specifically in order to select one of these?


you could remove both instances:

rpm -e --justdb --nodeps --allmatches gvfs-fuse-1.40.0-1.1.x86_64

and then reinstall the single rpm (which you would need to download in this case):

rpm -i --justdb --nodeps gvfs-fuse-1.40.0-1.1.x86_64.rpm

or if you don't mind that the files get reinstalled (and pre/post scripts executed again):

yum/zypper install gvfs-fuse-1.40.0-1.1
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    The rpm -i accepts filename, so it would be rpm -i --justdb --nodeps ./gvfs-fuse-1.40.0-1.1.x86_64.rpm – msuchy May 6 at 10:04
  • @msuchy you are right. Elaborated a little on that. – Chris Maes May 6 at 10:06
  • Thanks, the "--allmatches" trick worked! (Reinstalled the package without rpm). – Ned64 May 6 at 19:27

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