10.2.3. Uninstalling

10.2.3. Uninstalling

Uninstalling a package is just as simple as installing one. Type the following command at a shell prompt:

rpm -e foo


Notice that we used the package namefoo, not the name of the original package filefoo-1.0-1.i386.rpm. To uninstall a package, replace foo with the actual package name of the original package.

You can encounter a dependency error when uninstalling a package if another installed package depends on the one you are trying to remove. For example:

 error: Failed dependencies: foo is needed by (installed) bar-2.0.20-3.i386.rpm

To make RPM ignore this error and uninstall the package anyway (which may break the package dependent on it) use the --nodeps option.

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