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Old 06-03-2009, 08:38 PM   #1
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Cannot install application on a virtual dedicated server

I’m new to Linux so please bear with me. I’m trying to install an application “antiword-0.37-3.rh9.rf.i386.rpm” on a Fedora (I think) virtual dedicated server. When I use the command: rpm -i antiword-0.37-3.rh9.rf.i386.rpm to install and run the application I get the following errors:
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Permission denied (13)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
warning: antiword-0.37-3.rh9.rf.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

I don’t know what these errors mean and how to overcome them. I wonder if anyone has any suggestions? I would be very grateful.
Old 06-03-2009, 09:12 PM   #2
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Are you executing the command as root, or using sudo? Installing packages with rpm requires root access.


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