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Old 11-12-2004, 02:35 AM   #1
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When I run rpm -Uvh it says "warning: waiting for transaction lock"


Hi all,

Not sure for what reason that when I tried to install rpm files the following output came out:

# rpm -Uvh squid-1.1.21-1.i386.rpm
warning: waiting for transaction lock


and it just stay there till I break it with ctrl + c and it displayed:

error: can't create transaction lock

I am using fedora 3.0

Thanks all for helping,
 
Old 11-12-2004, 03:14 AM   #2
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sounds like rpm crashed or was incorrectly aborted on an earlier installation there will be a lock file on the rpm database in /var/lib/rpm/somewhere.... but i'm not sure where, as i've not touched rpm's for years now... it should be pretty obvious, and if you this you've found it, move it to a temp location, and try installing again. if that works, delete that lock file.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 07:11 AM   #3
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rm /var/lib/rpm/RPMLOCK

Last edited by henryg; 11-12-2004 at 07:13 AM.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 07:16 AM   #4
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yeah i'd say that technically classes as "obvious"!
 
Old 11-12-2004, 07:10 PM   #5
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I've only ever gotten that error when I forgot to be root before I installed an RPM :-D
 
Old 11-12-2004, 07:47 PM   #6
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Hello acid_kewpie, henryg and borrden

Thank you very much for helping.

Yeah, I got that transaction lock thingi fixed. Like you suggested I searched for the lock file. The name of the lock file is " rpmdb_deadlock", after I removed that, RPM installation was perfect.

Once again, thank you very much!
 
  


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