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Old 05-10-2005, 05:18 PM   #1
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urpmi database locked?


HI

Can someone please help me. I have Mandrake 10 official and when I seek to use urpmi I get the message database locked. It used to work lovely, what has changed? is there now a charge or something?


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Old 05-10-2005, 05:46 PM   #2
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Only 1 instance of urpmi can access the DB at any one time. launch "KDE system gaurd", check for running urpmi-s, and rpmdrake, and kill 'em.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 01:27 PM   #3
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Re: urpmi database locked?

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HI

Can someone please help me. I have Mandrake 10 official and when I seek to use urpmi I get the message database locked. It used to work lovely, what has changed? is there now a charge or something?


Otto K
Otto K,
If you don't want to go mess with files, just reboot the machine and it should unlock urpmi database. Or at least it works for me.

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Old 05-11-2005, 01:33 PM   #4
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Why waste the time rebooting when a simple
Code:
kilall urpmi
does the trick??
 
Old 05-11-2005, 01:41 PM   #5
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Why waste the time rebooting when a simple
Code:
killall urpmi
does the trick??
fixed!
 
Old 05-15-2005, 05:38 AM   #6
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Hi

Thanks for all the advice. I think the problem turned out to be my own impatience. I think I got fed up with waiting for the necessary files to download and closed down the link which locked the database. While this is what happened when I tried another database.

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Old 05-17-2005, 08:50 AM   #7
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Why waste the time rebooting when a simple
Code:
kilall urpmi
does the trick??
It doesn't. Instead it says:
urpmi: no process killed while the locked db problem is still valid
 
Old 05-17-2005, 11:21 AM   #8
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Does the database remain locked if you reboot the computer.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 11:29 AM   #9
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Hi

Yes it does.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 11:37 AM   #10
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Ok as root try,
Code:
#killall urpmi urpmi.update urpme rpm urpmi.addmedia
#rm -f /var/lib/urpmi/.LOCK /var/lib/rpm/RPMLOCK
 
  


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