Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 2 of 2
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 ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    84

    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/yumBackend.py get-updates none

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

  2. #2
    Trusted Penguin
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    4,353
    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •