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Old 02-10-2008, 04:46 PM   #1
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Problems with items stuck in Mandriva 2007 install/Update list in MCC

I got the bright idea to install all of the mandriva 2007 updates. It got stuck on one file which could not be installed and subsequently whenever I try to download or update a program, it says I have approx 500 mb of programs to install first. I went to var/cache/urpmi/rpm and deleted all the files that I had intended to update. Wowever when I try to run the Software media manager, its says that the packages database is locked by another program.

Not sure what to do next. Any ideas would be appreciated
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To unlock the RPM database, in a console as root run:
# rm -f "/var/lib/urpmi/.LOCK"
# rm -f "/var/lib/urpmi/.RPMLOCK"

Be sure that the auto check program is not running. If it is, there is a little icon in the tray, near the clock. (KDE) If it is running, close it, and that will unlock the database.

If a package is holding up updates, then unselect the package, run updates, and try again. I would also suggest updating your software sources before running again.
Old 02-15-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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Thank you. That solved the problem


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