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Old 08-19-2004, 02:37 PM   #1
jriddy
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Angry RPM installation difficulties on FC2


when i try to install an rpm like this:

$ rpm - i [file name]
i get this message:

error: can't create transaction lock

i'm using fc2 with KDE and bash and i have no idea what that means.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
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You need root access to install:
Code:
name@name$ su
Password:
name@name# rpm -i filename.rpm
The # symbol signifies that you are root.

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Old 08-20-2004, 09:00 AM   #3
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You have to be in root for it to work.
 
  


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