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  1. #1
    lambert Guest

    [SOLVED] package manager locked

    On a fresh install, open the package manager and I get the following.

    Another appliation is currently running which is accessing software information.

    Trying from cli says

    another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit.

    This is on a test box with a fresh install of version f8-rc2-dvd. How do I find what's holding the lock?

    edit: found where it said to stop the yum-updatesd and that didn't solve it.

    edit2: the process locking it was /usr/libexec/yum-updatesd-helper
    Last edited by lambert; 1st November 2007 at 11:18 PM.

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    NotPasteurized Guest
    usually the system tries to update under more than one method and with f8 it may be using the updater in the background but I'm not so sure since I use the stable f7 of witch requires you to view updates first.
    I would use the services tool witch may be in system and then administration then services.
    Hope this helped.

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    turn off the yum updates notification deamon with "sudo service yum-updated stop"
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    Quote Originally Posted by lambert
    On a fresh install, open the package manager and I get the following.

    Another appliation is currently running which is accessing software information.

    Trying from cli says

    another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit.

    This is on a test box with a fresh install of version f8-rc2-dvd. How do I find what's holding the lock?

    edit: found where it said to stop the yum-updatesd and that didn't solve it.

    edit2: the process locking it was /usr/libexec/yum-updatesd-helper
    Existing lock /var/run/yum.pid: another copy is running as pid 10836.

    Fire a terminal window
    kill -9 10836

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    Flyboy917 Guest
    You have to kill yum-updates-helper also.....

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    oldsoundguy Guest
    mine says: Existing lock /var run/yum.pid Another copy pid 2642

    Went to services and released the yum updatesd .. failed to solve the problem (unless a re-boot is required.)

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    Code:
    su
    rm -f /var/run/yum.pid
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    oldsoundguy Guest
    OK .. that got that portion of the problem!! THANKS

    Now tell me why I get an "insert CD" when I try and retrieve software .. either on line or from the add/remove? (this is nuts .. I may blow this install of 8 out and go back to 7, flawed as it is!)

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    oldsoundguy Guest
    never mind .. found the problem .. the DISK was checked as a source in the Repository manager! DUUUUHHH .. I NEVER did that!

  10. #10
    asela Guest
    for me restarting yum-updatesd service worked...

    Thanx guyz.. had the same problem.....

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