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By bglnelissen at 2005-03-03 19:57
while installing programs with urpmi you sometimes get an 'error' which says:
This is normal while you're using the database (installing, removing using urpmi)
there are 2 simple lines that solve this problem:

# rm -f "/var/lib/urpmi/.LOCK"
# rm -f "/var/lib/urpmi/.RPMLOCK"
Those rules will remove the 'locks' from the RPM database. Only use it when URPMI is NOT installing or removing a program.

To make things easy, and we like things easy, i wrote myself a little script. Open your text editor as root and save the little script as 'urpmi.unlock' in '/usr/bin/'

$ su

# kwrite
past the following text in a new file and save it in:

echo "";
echo "Only root can unlock the URPMI database.";
echo "Starting with the removal of URPMI locks:";

rm -f "/var/lib/urpmi/.LOCK";
echo "     rm -f '/var/lib/urpmi/.LOCK'...";
rm -f "/var/lib/urpmi/.RPMLOCK";
echo "     rm -f '/var/lib/urpmi/.RPMLOCK'..."

echo "Happy installing!"
echo ""

by tandd1827 on Mon, 2005-07-11 02:41
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.

by LinuxBlackBox on Sat, 2006-11-25 20:45
Try the command without the quotations, i.e.

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


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

Hope that helps

by the crazy cow on Sun, 2007-02-04 18:20
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.

by king sabri on Fri, 2007-10-26 00:43
than you man it is rally work 100%

by sdede2 on Sat, 2008-03-01 07:46
Hey thanks for this!

It made solving this problem a snap


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