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    Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit.

    I'm trying to install wireshark on Fedora(latest version with gnome3) and I keep getting the above error.

    I keep killing the offending process after finding it's pid using "ps aux | grep yum", but the same process spawns again with a different pid.

    root 1605 0.0 3.4 54424 26228 ? SN 10:51 0:02 /usr/bin/python /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/ get-updates none

    How can I properly kill this process, or use yum to install wireshark properly?

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    I think that gets called by gpk-update-viewer - do you see that process running? Another way to (temporarily) avoid the GUI software updater might be change init to runlevel 3 and logging in as root and running yum from the command line.

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