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Old 06-26-2002, 04:45 PM   #1
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Cd access for RPM's

OK, I'm missing something again.
Went to install the source and headers, cd is mounted and shows the directories on an ls. But when I went to do the rpm I got cannot open file.
I know I'm missing something simple but I can't figure it out.
Anybody feel like helping the dumb newbie.
Old 06-26-2002, 04:53 PM   #2
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Are you running RPM as the root user, or running RPM after doing su -? You need root access to do an RPM install.
Old 06-26-2002, 07:18 PM   #3
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I was logged in using su.
Should it make a difference if I logged as root.


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