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Old 09-05-2003, 10:18 PM   #1
jking2100
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Installing RPM having problems


I am extremely new to Redhat 9
I am running Gnome

I am attempting to install the mpg123 update to xmms to be able to play mp3 files

this is the error i recieve

$ rpm -Uvh xmms-1.2.7-21.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


Please instruct a newbie, I really would like to learn this
 
Old 09-05-2003, 10:23 PM   #2
jking2100
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I have fixed my own problem

I forgot to login using SU and password my bad

I apologize for dropping such a dumb question
 
Old 09-05-2003, 10:33 PM   #3
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Glad you figured it out on your own though That shows effort!

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