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Re: rpm error message, some more detail would be nice.



On Tue, 07 Sep 2004 12:02:52 +0900, Naoki <naoki valuecommerce com> wrote:
> When doing something with rpm that should really be done as root could
> it please say for example
> "error: can't create transaction lock, do you need to be root", or maybe
> a permission problem message instead of :
> 
> $ rpm -e kernel-2.6.5-1.358 kernel-2.6.8-1.541
> error: can't create transaction lock

Doesn't this assume that ALL transaction lock problems are permissions related?
Can you assume that? Does rpm have the capability to inherently know
that its a permission problem? Can you assume that every rpm
installation in use requires root?


-jef"goes off to play with his self-compiled rpm installation he uses
with a normal user account on a system where he doesn't have full
adminstration access, but where he has to manage a subset of
specialized software for a small group of users inside the 1000+
userbase of the large system"spaleta



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