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Old 02-10-2005, 08:59 AM   #1
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rpm error: can't create transaction lock


when i try to intsall software on my fc3
i get this

rpm -Uvh package.rpm
error: can't create transaction lock

am i using the wrong vaiables or is there something wrong with my rpm software?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 09:05 AM   #2
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fixed..

i wasn root

DOH!!!

 
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:02 PM   #3
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Thumbs up TY

It is little things like that which drive me mad! Thanx
 
Old 01-14-2011, 05:36 PM   #4
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old thread I know but I'd like to know if there is a guide or something that tells me for what purposes do I need to be root (such as for the OP's question)?
 
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old thread I know but
If you know that then next time do create your own new thread. That gives your questions the exposure they deserve.


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I'd like to know if there is a guide or something that tells me for what purposes do I need to be root
I don't know of one but generally speaking editing anything that only root has permission to write to, installing or updating system software, starting daemons, can be solved running 'sudo' (see 'man sudo'). Most of the time you'll see a "Got root?" or similar message informing you you need root rights.
 
Old 10-19-2011, 07:50 AM   #6
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fixed..

i wasn root

DOH!!!

No, this is not the problem. Actually I am trying to do as root and I get this message:
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error: can't create transaction lock on /mnt/loop
I am trying to create a CentOS filesystem image according to the indications at this website.

The error occours when I enter the following command:
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rpm --root /mnt/loop --initdb
In the /mnt/loop mountpoint, there is an img loop file.
 
  


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