Originally Posted by kantor_98
I try to add livna, I enter the site, click the link, choose "open with software installer", but after the download, I receive the message "you don't have the neccessary privileges to install local packages".
Of course, I was root when I try this.
So you logged in as root into the graphical desktop, went to their site and tried to do something? First bad is that you shouldn't log in as root on X - this isn't secure, shortly put. Rather log in as a regular user and use kdesu, gksu or some other means of getting root privileges.
Can't the reposity be added by running a package manager and configuring it there? Or just creating a new reposity configuration file, or easier yet, downloading a package that "installs" that reposity configuration file -- as a regular user -- and then installing it using
rpm -Uvh whatever.rpm
after becoming root using