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Old 09-20-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
nnjond
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PID obstructs update downloads in OpenSuse


Hi,

I'm trying to run Audacity sound editor, which evidently is already installed according to YaST2, but wont show up 'till i run OpenSuse updates. However I don't know anything about these pid files that are locking sys management and obstructing me. Can you assist please ?

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Old 09-20-2010, 02:00 PM   #2
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Um, the PID lock is set when a process is running that needs exclusive access to its control files. Typically, "update" is one such process. If you have "automatic update" or "check for available updates" turned on, the update program will be started when you boot, and run until it finishes updating your system or identifying pending updates. While it's running, you can't run a manual update.

So, either wait 'till your automatic process finishes, or turn off automatic updates. (Note that your copy of audacity may be automatically updated if there is an update pending for it.)
 
  


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