Bug 427064 - Enhance message when running rpm as non-root user
Enhance message when running rpm as non-root user
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Panu Matilainen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-12-30 14:55 EST by Rahul Sundaram
Modified: 2013-03-13 01:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-01 06:43:03 EDT
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Description Rahul Sundaram 2007-12-30 14:55:51 EST
Description of problem:

The message that a user gets when running rpm as non-root user can be improved

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -e <foo> as non-root user

Actual results:

You will get error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.000

Expected results:

Something more nicer like "You need to be root to perform this command." which
is the output from yum.
Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2008-04-01 06:43:03 EDT
Fixed upstream to log the reason too, so regular user would typically get:
error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.000 (Permission denied)

Rpm doesn't require root for transaction etc locks, it just needs write
permissions to the directory so claiming root is required would be wrong. 

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