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Re: [tlug] RPM db3 - Operation not permitted

Eric Oliver Flores wrote:
> Does anyone has an idea what these errors mean?
> error:  cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted
> (1)
> error:  cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
> The above errors appeared when I try to use the rpm command to unpack
> the Start Office common 6.0 for i586.  I used the rpm -Uhv file name
> <return>

The only time I have *ever* seen this error message is when I try to 
add, remove, upgrade or freshen a package and I am not root (i.e. when I 
forget to append 'sudo' to the front of the command).

Are you sure this is not the case for you?

Josh Glover <>

Associate Systems Administrator

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