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    Linux Newbie theKbStockpiler's Avatar
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    Unlock Yum


    How do I unlock Yum without booting?
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    Can you explain what you're trying to do? The question as is makes no sense.

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    Here is the sence.

    I had a lot of web pages in RAM at the time and did not want to dump it by unlocking yum through the process of restarting my computer. The daemon that monitors Yum does not always unlock it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by theKbStockpiler View Post
    I had a lot of web pages in RAM at the time and did not want to dump it by unlocking yum through the process of restarting my computer. The daemon that monitors Yum does not always unlock it .
    If the yum-updatesd daemon is keeping yum locked, then you can try shutting it down: service stop yum-updatesd
    If that doesn't work (still locked), then you will need to remove the lock file. I'm not sure where it is located, but it probably starts with a dot, so it will be "hidden" unless you look for it with "ls -a" to show hidden files in a directory.

    Anyway, post the contents of /etc/yum/yum-updatesd.conf here just so we can be sure there isn't something in the configuration that may contribute to this problem.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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