yum as root question

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Mon Jul 4 07:17:50 UTC 2005


On Mon, 2005-07-04 at 02:12 -0500, Benjamin Sher wrote:
> Dear friends:
> 
> My yum is now working fine as root. But I am wondering about the past. 
> I've been running my new installation for several weeks, and I've been 
> installing programs with yum as User instead of as Root.

I'd be utterly amazed if yum didn't tell you that that hadn't worked
when you tried it:

$ yum install emacs
You need to be root to perform this command.

> How has this 
> past installation affected or will affect the current status of yum on 
> my computer? It's working fine, I've installed several more programs 
> (this time as root), but has my past mistake in any way corrupted or 
> messed up the yum database? If so, what would you recommend that I do?

Tell us *exactly* how you were installing programs using yum as a
regular user.

Paul.
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Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org>




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