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    Another app is holding the yum lock

    another app is currently holding the yum lock
    memory :......
    started:......... :....

    how can solve this problem plz help me

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    Trusted Penguin Irithori's Avatar
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    May 2009
    Probably a rhn download is running in the background or you (or another root user) is actually installing right now.
    If so, waiting a bit will resolve the issue.

    It can also be, that a yum process is frozen or crashed.
    Check the former with ps.

    You can also try to clean up unfinished transactions with
    which is part of the yum-utils (that hopefully is already installed)

    If all else fails, then kill all processes related to yum (including rhn) and do
    rm -rf /var/cache/yum
    yum makecache
    Last edited by Irithori; 08-12-2011 at 05:16 AM.
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    Linux Enthusiast sgosnell's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    Baja Oklahoma
    It's also possible that a lock file failed to be deleted. I don't know where to look for it, though, since I run Debian.

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    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
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    By default, Fedora attempts to alert you to all available updates.
    It's the GUI front end of yum that is most likely locking you from running updates in the terminal.

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