12.2.3. 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 name foo, not the name of the original package file foo-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.