[CentOS] Can't yum erase/install an app

Wed Jan 7 13:42:59 UTC 2009
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz wrote on Wed, 7 Jan 2009 07:39:49 -0500:
>> I then do a 'yum install hipl-firewall' and get that it is installed and 
>> there is nothing to do....
> then a rpm -q would show that, does it? If so: rpm -e. If it's only left in 
> the rpm database you can remove it from the database only (don't know the 
> parameter off my head).

Thanks Kai,

I first needed something with that rpm -q, and rpm -qa|grep hipl did the 

Then I needed some options with the rpm -e and --noscript --nopostun 
were both needed to get past the errors.  After that the yum install ran.

Back in business.