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17th March 2005, 05:21 AM
i am trying to copy a yum.conf to my ect folder and i get the error message that i dont have sufficent admin rights to write in that folder. please help

Bob D.
17th March 2005, 07:10 AM
You have to be root to write any files to /etc.

Be very, very careful once you are root...you can hose your entire installation with the wrong command. I used the rm command once incorrectly and ruined an installation.

If you have questions about gaining root privileges see this page: http://www.fedorafaq.org/basics/#root

I'd recommend making a copy, moving, or renaming your existing yum.conf before you do anything.