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Old 08-10-2004, 03:02 PM   #1
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"Make sure you have the proper permissions on it"???

Hi Im having some trouble trying to read an rpm file, it displays and error message saying "Make sure you have the proper permissions on it" I went to properties, permissions tab and ticked all boxes and not very familiar with Linux Redhat 9.0 pro and would be very greatful for any help you can offer me, Thanks.
Old 08-10-2004, 04:07 PM   #2
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You will have to be root to install rpm files.
Old 08-10-2004, 04:42 PM   #3
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Does the error message say what “it” is?

I suggest that you open a terminal and type
rpm --install /path/to/somefile.rpm
, and then post the output here.

It could be that you're trying to install a program without being root; this would cause a permissions problem. Try running
su -c 'rpm --install /path/to/somefile.rpm'
as well (you will need to enter your root password when prompted).


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