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Old 03-06-2005, 09:50 PM   #1
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Post DISCUSSION: unlock rpmdatabase when: RPM DATABASE LOCKED

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Old 07-11-2005, 03:41 AM   #2
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Question is there another way?

we seem to be having problems.we did what you suggested, but we don't know where to go from there. after entering the first line of code:
# rm -f "/var/lib/urpmi/.LOCK"
The rpm still will not install and prints: urpmi database locked
in an error message

Any help would be appreciated. We know nothing aout Unix code, but have dabbled some in envelop

Thank you.

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Old 11-25-2006, 08:45 PM   #3
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Try the command without the quotations, i.e.

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


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

Hope that helps
Old 02-04-2007, 06:20 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by LinuxBlackBox
Try the command without the quotations, i.e.

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


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

Hope that helps

try the simply aditional"--nolock"
don't lock rpm db

before runing urpmi just read help "urpmi -h"very simple"

or another simpli kill proces:main panel--->clik run comand->[here write-->ksysguard--before run comand clik-->option--->click "run as diferent user :root
tape root pasword:******

then run comand.-->kill proces:can be-urpmi
-urpmi.addmedia ...etc
very easy for kde.
Old 10-26-2007, 01:43 AM   #5
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than you man it is rally work 100%
Old 03-01-2008, 07:46 AM   #6
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Hey thanks for this!

It made solving this problem a snap


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