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Re: service

There is a lock, and I do believe that associated with it is a process-id. So when another application tries for the same lock, before giving up, the process-id is checked to see if it exists. If it does not, the lock is deleted and the new lock is created.

I did find that yum put a lock in a subdirectory of /usr  Its been a long time since I had to clear it manually.

Also check /tmp   Sometimes locks are placed there

--- On Fri, 1/23/09, Patrick Dupre <pd520 york ac uk> wrote:
From: Patrick Dupre <pd520 york ac uk>
Subject: Re: service
To: "Steven R. Ringwald" <asric asric org>
Cc: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
Date: Friday, January 23, 2009, 6:06 AM

On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, Steven R. Ringwald wrote:

> On 1/22/2009 6:47 PM, Patrick Dupre wrote:
>> Hello,
>> What is the service/daemon with make that rpm db is regularly locked ?
> yum-update ?
It is not running !
Another thing, are the lock managed ?
Many times if I make a rpm -qa
and I interrupt it, then their is a lock and I have to restart the machine.
How can I manage thsi.

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