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Linux : can't create transaction lock error

Posted on 2016-07-25
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below bkp user part of root usergroup.

please advice fix

$ id
uid=1102(bkp) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)
[testbkp@srv ~]$ ll
-rwxr-xr-x 1 bkp oinstall 74050510 Jul 25 12:30 AvamarClient-linux-rhel4-x86_64-7.1.100-370.rpm

[testbkp@srv ~]$ rpm -Uvh AvamarClient-linux-rhel4-x86_64-7.1.100-370.rpm
error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/.rpm.lock (Permission denied)
[testbkp@srv ~]$

advice how to fix thiis
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Sudeep Sharma earned 500 total points
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  1. You should use sudo to install the software.
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on lock file only root user has the permission hence other users and group won't be able to write to it.[/list]
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