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Old 05-17-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
kantor_98
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Fedora 9 - not enough privileges ?


I installed fedora 9. Except gnome, I install everything, including the net server. 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.
More, if I try to make update as I am informed when fedora starts, I receive the error message: "org.freepackagekit.update-system auth_admin_keep_always"
Any idea ? Thank you !
 
Old 05-17-2008, 11:29 AM   #2
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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
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rpm -Uvh whatever.rpm
after becoming root using
Code:
su -
 
Old 05-17-2008, 12:28 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for the quick answer. In F8 I succeed to do it without problems - to add livna to my repo by clicking the link "fedora 8". Why is not running on F9 ?
You know, I am curious not only how to solve my problem, but also WHY appear a problem. More, if it tell me that I don't have the neccessary privileges for install local files, how can I install a local file ? (question from logical point of view).
What about my second problem ?" Do you have any Idea ?
Thank you !
 
Old 05-18-2008, 02:18 AM   #4
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I solve it logging in as a user and not as root.

Crazy ....
 
Old 05-18-2008, 02:20 AM   #5
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I solve it logging in as a user and not as root.

Crazy ....

For bOuncer - can you tell me more about the safety ? You think I shall use an antivirus or firewall ? Thank you !
 
  


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