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Ok i've just installed fedora 8 after ubuntu kept on crashing on me
I keep on having the same problem whenever I go to add a program Add/Remove Software. I always get "Another application is currently running which is accessing software information." i know what this means but have no idea how to solve it, no other updater is open hell no other program is open just boot up the pc go there and I get that please help me because i cant listen to music or watch movies as well i cant add programs to play them
It might be the automated updater, or whatever it is called, which checks for available updates.
Go to System>Adminstration>Servives and switch off yum-updatesd and see if that makes any difference. If it solves your problem, then you know where the trouble is.
Hope this helps.
If you're running F11 yum-updatesd is not installed, but there is another program that's the culprit of the "yum locked" error. The way to disable it is to go to System > Preferences > Startup Applications and uncheck 'PackageKit Update Applet'. This will keep Fedora from going out and checking to see if there are any updates in the repos. Of course, if you prefer to have this feature enabled, so that you can be notified of updates, then just leave it ticked on.
There is also the totally apathetic way of dealing with this problem...give the updater five minutes to check for updates and then install the program that you wanted to (or, for the apathetic in a hurry, pull the network cable so the updater fails fairly quickly, re-plug the network cable and then install your program).