[CentOS] yum erase fails

Fri Sep 12 13:36:31 UTC 2008
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

I am trying to erase an rpm with yum erase.  It fails:

service hipfw does not support chkconfig

Removed: hipl-firewall.i386 0:

And it is not removed....

If I try with rpm -e, I get the same error message.

So how do I remove this rpm?