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    Unhappy Cannot install application on a virtual dedicated server

    I’m new to Linux so please bear with me. I’m trying to install an application “antiword-0.37-3.rh9.rf.i386.rpm” on a Fedora (I think) virtual dedicated server. When I use the command: rpm -i antiword-0.37-3.rh9.rf.i386.rpm to install and run the application I get the following errors:
    error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Permission denied (13)
    error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
    warning: antiword-0.37-3.rh9.rf.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6
    error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

    I don’t know what these errors mean and how to overcome them. I wonder if anyone has any suggestions? I would be very grateful.

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    Linux User Krendoshazin's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    London, England
    The answer is quite simple, you don't have permission to run that command. Either log in as root and run the command or put sudo before it: 'sudo rpm -i antiword-0.37-3.rh9.rf.i386.rpm', if it asks you for a password enter your own password and that should sort it out.

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