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Old 06-26-2004, 09:24 PM   #1
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error:cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rmp/packages

Tried to install Realplayer and got this. What do I do now?

[user@machinename rhn-packages]$ rpm -ivh realplayer-8.0-3.i386.rpm
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
[user@machinename rhn-packages]$
Old 06-26-2004, 10:07 PM   #2
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You need to be root to install an rpm package.


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