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Old 01-20-2004, 01:03 PM   #1
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Urpmi update

Hi! I installed Mandrake 9.2 on my laptop. And When I did those security updates it stucked in downloading 3 packages before the end. So I had to close the update program.The problem is that I can't use the Mandrake update no more. It stucks when I try to call the server or reclaims that urpmi is locked. Could someone help with this problem.
Old 01-31-2004, 07:50 AM   #2
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okay, when it claims urpmi is locked i think it means that it's in use... that could be cause by opening mandrake update and closing it while it's "hanging"... (i think) give mandrake update some time it took a very long time to work on my comp. and i have a cable connection...if that doesn't help check the urpmi manual and info pages for help... try using the -v option from command line to see if it can tell you anything (if you can i'm not sure about that)
Old 01-31-2004, 08:34 AM   #3
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Thumbs up I have the perfect solution!

I know this may not be the way you wish to handle the urpmi/rpmdrake freeze or lock, in fact you may have discovered already, but the only fast way to unlock it is to reboot. I assure you it will unlock during the reboot.

Now the inly way to prevent the lock from happening is to limit your installs to only 5 to 10 packages unless they very large or very small. In such cases you would use less or more. You still may have problems depending on how much memory is sucked up before you started and such, but my suggestion works.

Have fun anyway.


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