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Re: error message from YUM



On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 21:23 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Les wrote:
> > If I am reading this debug message correctly, it appears that a lock
> > file is in place.  But the path is not given.
> 
> There are numbered files matching the pattern:
> /var/lib/rpm/__db.???
> 
> These are used to access the actual RPM database and also hold its locks.
> Deleting these files allows recovering from locking issues.
> 
> WARNING: Do not delete any other files in /var/lib/rpm!
> 
>         Kevin Kofler
> 
It turned out that I had to reboot (power issues), and during that
exercise, the locks cleared, and yum is back to working again.  

But thanks for the reminder about the database files.  I should have
thought of that.

Regards,
Les H



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