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Old 06-26-2008, 06:26 PM   #1
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Root user denied permission to update/install software


When I tried to run an .rpm file on a newly installed fc9 system as root I got the message that I do not have the necessary permissions to perform that operation. Can anyone suggest why?

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Old 06-26-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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run an .rpm ?!

start root terminal
cd /folder with rpm
#rpm -Uvh abc.rpm

will install the rpm!

If you want to run program 'abc', then type 'abc' in 'run command' or terminal
 
Old 06-30-2008, 12:45 AM   #3
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I'd highly suggest using the graphical pkg mgr option (Add/Remove Sw) or the yum cmd line tool. These will automatically handle dependencies for you.
 
Old 07-08-2008, 09:49 AM   #4
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Thanks,people for your suggestions, but whatever I try to do as root I get this message that I do not have the necessary permissions to install software. My difficulty is that I installed fc9 from a dvd which seemed to work smoothly but I only have a Netgear WG311 wifi card installed for network access. This works beautifully under Windows XP but under fc9 I apparently need madwifi and its dependencies to get on to the internet. udev does not appear to recognise this card. I have tried accessing the Livna repo via Windows/Firefox and downloading the necessary files to memory stick then copying them to a directory under fc9 when logged on as root, but I still get the infuriating message that I do not have the necessary permissions to install software.
Can anyone help? Please! It's driving me insane!

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Old 07-08-2008, 11:43 AM   #5
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Then stop screwing around and post the actual commands/error messages.

Do you really think we can read your mind?
 
  


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