[svlug] strange problem

hvrietsc@yahoo.com hvrietsc at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 24 13:42:02 PST 2001


you gotta be root do install rpms.....

On Sat, Mar 24, 2001 at 12:55:50AM -0500, Smitty wrote:
> Today I downloaded a text editor rpm as root and then attempted to
> install it.  I received the error message:
> "Cannot get exclusive lock on database.  Cannot open
> /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm"
> Does anyone know what is going on here?  I am using RH 6.1. 
> Whenever I try to install any rpm, I receive the same message.
> Smitty
> 
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