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Without brackets: Code: [marcus@localhost marcus]$ cd Documents [marcus@localhost Documents]$ cd Gaim [marcus@localhost Gaim]$ dir gaim-0.80-0mdk10.0.i586.rpm [marcus@localhost Gaim]$ rpm -i g*.rpm warning: gaim-0.80-0mdk10.0.i586.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4c292fcc error: ...
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    Without brackets:
    Code:
    [marcus@localhost marcus]$ cd Documents
    [marcus@localhost Documents]$ cd Gaim
    [marcus@localhost Gaim]$ dir
    gaim-0.80-0mdk10.0.i586.rpm
    [marcus@localhost Gaim]$ rpm -i g*.rpm
    warning: gaim-0.80-0mdk10.0.i586.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4c292fcc
    error: cannot open lock file ///var/lib/rpm/RPMLOCK in exclusive mode
    error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
    ::grumbles to self::

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    You may need to point rpm to the location of your RPM database if it's not the default of "/var/lib/rpm". Do a
    Code:
    locate *lib*rpm
    to find it, and then use the command
    Code:
    rpm -i --dbpath /usr/lib/rpm g*.rpm
    or whatever path you found. Does this work?
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    Sorry this is becoming a pain in the ass for everyone...

    It appears as though the .rpm library or whatnot is in /var/lib/rpm:

    Code:
    [marcus@localhost marcus]$ locate *lib*rpm
    /var/lib/rpm
    /usr/lib/rpm
    /usr/lib/vfs/2.0/extfs/rpm
    /usr/lib/vfs/2.0/extfs/trpm

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