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  1. #1
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2004

    rpm's won't install

    Hi all i had a major problem installing rpms.When i try it manually with rpm -Uvh *.rpm or rpm -i *.rpm or via synaptic my system stop at transaction lock and show only this.
    (warning: waiting for transaction lock)
    Any help?Urgent!

  2. #2
    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
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    Jun 2004
    St. Petersburg, FL
    two things to check....
    1)Make sure you're root
    2)Make sure you're only trying to run one instance of rpm, yum, or apt at the same time. You can't have one of each open either cos they need a lock on your system's packages

  3. #3
    Linux Newbie
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    Apr 2004
    I was root when trying to install them and i didn't run apt.

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    Hehe. im sorry but i guess your using 2.1. it has a problem with the apt, recently the servers went down and the had to change them(not todays problwem). so you have to edit /etc/apt/sources.list

    Mine says this:
    rpm version2 os
    rpm contrib os
    #rpm rocketfuel os
    #rpm-src version2 os
    #rpm-src contrib os

    So, change yours to that and it should work i think...
    then try apt-get install whatever

    P.S. i just now realized that im totaly off subject, but ill post still if it helps .. :I sorry. im dumb.

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