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another app is currently holding the yum lock memory :...... started:......... state:.........pid :.... how can solve this problem plz help me...
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- 08-11-2011 #1
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- Jul 2011
Another app is holding the yum lock
how can solve this problem plz help me
- 08-11-2011 #2
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
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 06:16 AM.You must always face the curtain with a bow.
- 08-12-2011 #3
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.
- 08-12-2011 #4
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.