urpme - rpm deinstaller
urpme [options] [package_name...] urpme [options] --auto-orphans
urpme allows packages to be deinstalled, including all their dependencies. package_names must have one of the forms name, name-version, name-version-release, or name-version-release.architecture. If you want to specify packages more broadly, use the -a option.
Prints a help message and exit (this is the same as -h or -?).
If multiple packages match the given substring, deinstall them all.
Proposes a verbose mode with various messages.
This is the same as --verbose.
Removes packages non-interactively, without asking questions.
Test deinstallation of packages but do not modify the system.
Force invocation even if some packages do not exist.
Update only the database, not the filesystem.
Don't execute the scriptlets. This is equivalent to rpm --noscripts. This can be useful to remove packages where uninstall scriptlets fail for some reason.
Activate distributed execution of urpmi to other machines (it is mandatory that urpmi is installed, but it is not necessary to have media defined on any machines). alias defines which extension module is to be used by urpmi (currently, urpmi-parallel-ka-run or urpmi-parallel-ssh are available) and which machines should be updated. This alias is defined in the file /etc/urpmi/parallel.cfg as described below.
Save previous state of upgraded packages; in other words, save the old rpms (usually in /var/spool/repackage, but you can override this with an rpm macro.) This is equivalent to providing the --repackage flag to rpm.
If you want to use the repackage/rollback functionality of rpm, you should check out the
Use the file system tree rooted for rpm install. All operations and scripts will run after chroot(2). The rpm database that lies in the rooted tree will be used, but the urpmi configuration comes from the normal system.
Use the file system tree rooted for urpmi database and rpm install. Contrary to --root, the urpmi configuration comes from the rooted tree.
Configure urpme on the fly from a distribution tree.
If the urpmi or rpm db is busy, wait until it is available
Success; or nothing was found to remove; or the user cancelled the whole operation.
Command line inconsistency, invocation failure (you are not root), or packages not found.
Removal of packages failed.
Pascal Rigaux <firstname.lastname@example.org> (current maintainer), Francois Pons, Rafael Garcia-Suarez
urpmi.addmedia(8), urpmi.update(8), urpmi.removemedia(8), urpmf(8), urpmi(8), urpmq(8), urpmi.files(5), urpmi.recover(8).