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Old 09-19-2003, 08:49 PM   #1
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urpmi.update --all / urpmi database locked


Hi

I really messed the file management system su. I was trying to get security updates running and I kept getting messages that the mirror did not support 9.1 updates. I looked around and found a few things to try.

I went to Easy Urpmi and things looked really swell.

About the third download ( I was hit in the face with the limitation of a dial up connection ) the process told me that there was a 16M file that would take many hours to download.

So now, i is really messed up. When I run urpmi.update --all I get several messages "unable to access hdlist file of "Installation CD 1 (x86) (cdrom1). medium ignored. It says this about all of the other repositories as well, then it says "urpmi database locked".

I've gone into etc/urpmi and var/lib/urpmi and messed around now it's all messed up.

Thats probably a lot more than you want to know, but I am at a loss.

Thanks

Paul
 
Old 09-20-2003, 02:44 AM   #2
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You might want to bring up the Mandrake Control Center / Software Management / Software Sources Manager and check if the entries look ok.

On my computer for the first install disk it says
URL: removable://mnt/cdrom/Mandrake/RPMS
Relative path to synthesis/hdlist: ../base/hdlist1.cz

Make sure that the disk is in the cdrom drive when you click Save changes. Your cdrom drive may be mounted somewhere else.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 05:42 AM   #3
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I guess I really wasn't clear. How do I clear the "uprmi database locked" message.

Thanks

Paul
 
Old 09-20-2003, 11:19 AM   #4
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Ive had the same problem too. I seems like a lock file somewhere. I could not find it. As bad as it sounds I rebooted and it all worked again.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 12:23 PM   #5
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Noooo! Not a reboot!!! I finally got it to work by going into File Sources Manager and removing everything, then putting it back in.

Thanks

Paul
 
Old 11-05-2003, 06:03 PM   #6
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I removed /var/lib/urpmi/.LOCK and /var/lib/urpmi/.RPMLOCK and it worked well...
 
  


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