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By bglnelissen at 2005-03-03 19:57
while installing programs with urpmi you sometimes get an 'error' which says:
"URPMI DATABASE LOCKED"
This is normal while you're using the database (installing, removing using urpmi)
there are 2 simple lines that solve this problem:
# rm -f "/var/lib/urpmi/.LOCK"
# rm -f "/var/lib/urpmi/.RPMLOCK"
Those rules will remove the 'locks' from the RPM database. Only use it when URPMI is NOT installing or removing a program.
To make things easy, and we like things easy, i wrote myself a little script. Open your text editor as root and save the little script as 'urpmi.unlock' in '/usr/bin/'
past the following text in a new file and save it in:
echo "Only root can unlock the URPMI database.";
echo "Starting with the removal of URPMI locks:";
rm -f "/var/lib/urpmi/.LOCK";
echo " rm -f '/var/lib/urpmi/.LOCK'...";
rm -f "/var/lib/urpmi/.RPMLOCK";
echo " rm -f '/var/lib/urpmi/.RPMLOCK'..."
echo "URPMI DATABASE UNLOCKED!";
echo "Happy installing!"