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Old 09-01-2010, 02:34 AM   #1
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Post i am not able to install anything in fedora 13

i m new to fedora.i installed fedora 13.when i tried to intall broadcom-wl .the message shown is indicated below..anybody please help me install ma wireless internet

-another application is currently holding the yum lock;wait for it to exit
the othe application is : packagekit
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yum is the name of the package installer in Fedora. packagekit I suppose is also an package installer. It is possible that it may be running in background (even if you haven't launched it manually). Does the problem go away if you reboot and retry?
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If it's a new install it'll be downloading updates. Leave it on, leave it alone for a while.
Then do your install.
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Make sure that no updates are running in the background and that you don't have any program open that uses yum (like the software center or the synaptic package manager etc). It is possible that yum crashed in the past and the lock file is not deleted, so you will have to delete it manually by force:

- open a command line window (terminal window)
- type the command 'su', press ENTER, and give the super user's password when prompted
- type the command 'rm /var/run/'
- close the command line window


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