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Old 11-22-2004, 10:40 PM   #1
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Question urpmi database locked....

Goeie dag all,
Trying to run the update on my newly conf Mandrake box but it keeps telling me "A fatal error occurred:urpmi database locked"
Can someone please tell me how I get rid of this??

Also any tips on making sure my box is save.....
Old 12-17-2004, 02:03 PM   #2
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This question is in some other thread around...
there the solution posted telled one to reboot the machinne.

I just found that all that is needed is to remove the following files:

And you'll be ready to go.
Old 05-18-2006, 05:05 PM   #3
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hello everyone, this is my first thread.
i Keep on removing them and they just seem to pup back up.

i use

rm -f /var/lib/urpmi/.LOCK
rm -f /var/lib/urpmi/.RPMLOCK

IT GETS deleted... but then i try installing the RPM again and get the same error:
urpmi database blocked.

then when I go back to the file both .LOCK and .RPMLOCK are there.

Help please!!!


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