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Old 07-18-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
Brividi
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Troubles with yum install audacious


So here I am a Linux noob, using Fedora Core 9 and trying to install stuff on my laptop.

First, I tried to install audacious by myself

yum install audacious

and had the same problem Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...

# ps aux | grep yum

gives this
-> root 21516 0.0 0.7 25596 15572 ? S 19:13 0:00 /usr/bin/python /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/get-updates.py none
root 21991 0.0 0.0 4120 720 pts/1 R+ 19:25 0:00 grep yum

Of course, I have no idea what this is, or which is the PID number. And as 9nine9, I don't want to mess up my FC after two weeks of using. This is not the first player installed, I had XMMS, but recently it dumped me, giving me errors, not wanting to play my files and treating me badly.

cat /var/run/yum.pid
gives me
-> cat: /var/run/yum.pid: No such file or directory

# service yum-updatesd status
-> bash: service: command not found
Oh, (maybe this helps :-??)and this is what I get when I write:

[root@sakura ina]# yum install adobe

Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/9/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/9/i3...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (101, 'Network is unreachable')>
Trying other mirror.
http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://mirror.atrpms.net/livna/fedor...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
ftp://mirrors.tummy.com/pub/rpm.livn...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: [Errno ftp error] timed out
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: livna. Please verify its path and try again

Maybe someone could help me? Thank you!
 
Old 07-19-2008, 09:19 AM   #2
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1st of all hello,

/etc/init.d/yum-updatesd status <--- try it this way (as root)
yum-updatesd (pid 2974) is running... <--- you'll get this kind of output

If you want complete disable the yum Update daemon then use chkconfig command to disable yum-updatesd.

Get another repofiles for livna.
 
Old 07-21-2008, 06:11 AM   #3
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Yello! Thank you for answering!

So I tried

/etc/init.d/yum-updatesd status
-> [root@sakura home]# /etc/init.d/yum-updatesd status
bash: /etc/init.d/yum-updatesd: No such file or directory

Quote:
Originally Posted by odcheck View Post
If you want complete disable the yum Update daemon then use chkconfig command to disable yum-updatesd.
I don't want to completely disable the yum update daemon, cause I'll forget to do the yum check-update

Quote:
Originally Posted by odcheck View Post
Get another repofiles for livna.
How do I do that? I'm a noob, remember?

Bye!
 
Old 07-21-2008, 07:08 AM   #4
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I'm also trying to install Adobe Flash Player...it all went smoothly,

[root@sakura home]# tar zxfv /home/ina/Download/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
install_flash_player_9_linux/
install_flash_player_9_linux/flashplayer-installer
install_flash_player_9_linux/libflashplayer.so
[root@sakura install_flash_player_9_linux]# ./flashplayer-installer

till

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser

When I type /usr/lib/mozilla it says

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

So what did I do wrong?
 
Old 07-21-2008, 12:46 PM   #5
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Figured it out with Adobe Flash Player! Happy noob!
 
Old 07-21-2008, 06:38 PM   #6
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The Adobe Flash Player didn't use yum for installation, so no wonder it worked even though yum was locked.

To disable the automatic yum updater you can go to System > Administration > Services (or something like that in the menu bar) and turn it off. It will be active again after rebooting, or even simpler activate it again on the same GUI interface where you disabled it.

As a matter of fact, it is also enough to wait until the yum updater has finished it's job, or bring up it's interface and cancel it's update activity and exit.

If you want to be brutal run 'ps aux | grep yum' and kill each process that's listed.

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Last edited by FranDango; 09-20-2008 at 06:48 AM.
 
Old 07-22-2008, 06:34 AM   #7
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Hey! I know I didn't need yum for installing Adobe Flash Player, but I was happy that I could install it by myself
It's not only about installing audacious, XMMS, Adobe&stuff, in FC9 I have problems with a lot of things that worked fine on my last OS, Ubuntu.
First, I didn't even have any sound, till I unmuted the Surround! Then, I have no wireless connection, the wireless light is not even on After all these, come the installation problems...
BTW, is there something on the list in System > Administration > Services that could enable the wireless? (there are a lot of things on that list that I don't even know what they mean). I would really need the wireless connection, here at the university there are a lot of hotspots
Thank you for your reply, looking forward for the next one!:P
 
  


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