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Old 02-07-2008, 10:40 AM   #16
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ernie sir,
i tried what you told me to but there is a slight problem that the lock file does not exist when i start browsing for it aas the urpmi does not exist here.i know it sounds kind of stupid but i cud'nt find the file to delete.
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:28 AM   #17
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Hi, see if you can install the "smart" package manager. It has a fix function that finds and corrects quite a few errors that we may come across.

Like this,

urpmi smart-gui

If all goes well, you will be able to use it instead of urpmi.

You will need to go to easy-urpmi site and select smart as the rpm manager(where it says urpmi, and a drop down menu), but after the initial setup of the repos, you'll find it more intuitive that the basic rpm installer.

Then after all of that, type in a console "smart fix".

You may find it will report what needs doing.

Hope this helps, and as Ernie said....

Cheers, Regards, Glenn
 
Old 02-09-2008, 07:58 AM   #18
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sir,
im unabl to loacte the lock file anywhere and hnce not able to delete it.so now im still stuck with the same problem.please help sir.
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:35 PM   #19
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Hi, If you reboot, the problem lock-file should go away, and you should be able to start again.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 04:39 PM   #20
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Please tell me do you now have root access and did you used Control center?
 
Old 02-10-2008, 10:17 AM   #21
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yes i have root access now because i now enter through konsole but i dint open the control center .Glenn sir the problem of lock file doesnt seem to go away and i trid rebooting as well.
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:32 AM   #22
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Well open Control center>manage software>add repos,I'm using Knoppix at the moment so I don't remember the exact names,but there you go and install "official" and the other one after the first one is finished.Post when you do.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 06:04 AM   #23
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Try this.

(sorry for taking so long!)

Boot from your cd, go through the keyboard selection (etcetera) and use the "upgrade to (same version installed?)" option.

It will scan the system and install any packages that are required for one reason or another(broken or missing).

Then go through the config section, location, network and such.

Reboot when you have finished as directed.

Now we may have cleared the problem.

I have not heard/seen such a problem being so stubborn.

You'll need to check if your urpmi data base has been reset.

go to /var/lib/urpmi/ and see if you recognise any of the names. Like the ones easy-urpmi gave you.

if not you may need to use the easy-urpmi script you pasted into the konsole.

If you didn't save it to a file, just go to easy-urpmi and do it again.

The first packages I would be upgrading are urpmi, urpm-perl, rpm, rpmdrake, harddrake-ui, and any dependencies.

Once you can do that, we can continue.

Please tell me how you go.

Thank you, Glenn



see how you go.

regards, Glenn

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Old 02-15-2008, 06:23 AM   #24
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you will need to be root to remove the .LOCK file.

With Linux/unix no news is good news, but some times, if you don't have permission, the command is ignored, therefore you get no error message,

the command is not available to the user.

Don't worry, you'll get it.

I remember learning too, and I am still learning.

Cheers, Glenn

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