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Old 12-20-2005, 04:34 PM   #1
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Console problems, RPM cannot create due to transaction lock???


Ok

I've downloaded some software to install onto my system.
I open up my console and type in:
rpm -i productname.rpm

Now I receive the error message:
error: cam't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.000

I check my man on transaction lock, and notices it says a Lock on a table?? why is it referring to a database table lock? Then I notice further in my read that there is no unlock table command.

Can a guru gimme a heads up on what needs to be performed in order to install my rpm package??? without having the error of a transaction lock.


Thank you
 
Old 12-20-2005, 04:38 PM   #2
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First, make sure you are installing this as root, as users don't have read/write permissions on the rpm database by default. Second, if root gets the same error, make sure you don't have another package manager running somewhere (urpmi, yast, etc).
 
Old 12-20-2005, 05:13 PM   #3
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Thx that was exactly the problem. Now I just got to figure out where it installed too.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 05:35 PM   #4
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To find out what and where it installs, run "rpm -qlp <rpmfile>" (where <rpmfile> is the name of the package you are installing).
 
  


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