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Old 08-05-2003, 05:15 AM   #1
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SuSe 8.2 RPM's won't install

Hey everyone,
After a while of playing with differant distros I finally found one that i like. SuSe 8.2, I downloaded it and installed with ease. I've got a few minor issues but I'll sort them out one at a time. The one that is annoying me the most is my RPM issue.

Whenever I try to install RPM's, I get the error

'file:/var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm :read only'

I get this error when I try and install ANY RPMs except when I tried to update SuSe from the net I got the error:

'rpm has invalid signature'

This is really frustrating, I deleted windows to force myself to use linux so I can get used to it.. but this is just annoying.

Can anyone please help?

Old 08-05-2003, 08:24 AM   #2
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Are you using YAST to install ?
I've got Suse 8.2 and that works fine unless there are dependicy issues.
Old 08-05-2003, 09:14 AM   #3
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Sounds like you aren't logged in as root when trying to install the rpms. You can switch to the root account by typing "su" in the terminal.
Old 08-05-2003, 05:26 PM   #4
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Hi, I'm Riceo.

I realised I was using the liveeval cd meaning that nothing was being put onto my harddrive. I formated for no reason :@

Ah well lol... I'm back in 2k now. Can anyone recommend another good distro? I've tried Debian aswell, and I am not willing to try red hat. :P



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