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Old 12-25-2009, 01:37 AM   #1
your_shadow03
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How to get rid of yum lock?


I have Fedora 10 running on my Dell Laptop.
I want to install package through yum but it seems to lock.
If I try to kill it get displays again.
Code:
root@localhost ~]# ps -auxf | grep yum
Warning: bad syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'? See /usr/share/doc/procps-3.2.7/FAQ
root      2999  8.9  4.8 111904 100516 ?       SN   17:33   0:14  \_ /usr/bin/python /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py get-updates none
root      3021  0.0  0.0   4196   688 pts/0    S+   17:35   0:00              \_ grep yum
[root@localhost ~]# kill -9 2999
root@localhost ~]# ps -auxf | grep yum
Warning: bad syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'? See /usr/share/doc/procps-3.2.7/FAQ
root      3023 94.5  4.8 111364 100008 ?       RN   17:36   0:14  \_ /usr/bin/python /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py get-updates none
[root@localhost ~]#
 
Old 12-25-2009, 01:42 AM   #2
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Tried this and able to get it fixed !!!

Code:
Open a terminal.
Become superuser by entering 'su' and then the password.
Then,
# cd /var/run/
# ls
Look for the 'yum.pid' file.
# rm -f yum.pid
# ls
Confirm that the 'yum.pid' file has been deleted.
# yum update
This should re-start your update process
 
  


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