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Thread: SUSE 11.0 another process is accessing the package database

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    Netcenterinc NNTP User

    Default SUSE 11.0 another process is accessing the package database

    Newbie to Linux.

    Fresh 11.0 install. Yast is generating "another process is accessing the package database".

    Searched and reviewed all the suggestions on Google and here reference other processes maintaining

    access to the repositories. Renamed /var/cache/zypp to /var/cache/zypp-old and rebooted. Worked great,
    just needed to re-build repositories and insert CD.

    No other package management processes seemed to be running.

    Problem returned today. So I killed packagekitd and ran Yast. Works good again. What app is owner of packagekitd? And what should I do to clean this up?

    Thanks in advance for the newbie help!

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    Default Re: SUSE 11.0 another process is accessing the package datab

    This is your update applet as far as i know... It's locking the db to check to see if there are updates ready to install.
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Netcenterinc NNTP User

    Default Re: SUSE 11.0 another process is accessing the package datab

    It's deffinately the updater.... Looked all over the place for config settings. You know us Windows guys. It's gota be visual. GRIN!

    Anyway, finally got a dialogue from the system advising that updates were available. Right clicked this in the tray area and it offered settings. No more auto updates.

    Without the system alert, tracking down the config settings, for updates, was a real hassle.

    Oh well, time to research and learn how to do this via the shell so I don't get burned again.

    Ya gota love newbies in training. GRIN!

    Take care and thanks for the help.....

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    AdDeRidder NNTP User

    Default Re: SUSE 11.0 another process is accessing the package datab

    Look in /var/run/ for stale yast.pid or zypp.pid.
    If they are there, look at the process number inside the file.
    Run ps -efc and grep for the process that created those lock files and kill it or use it instead.

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    elpasobooks NNTP User

    Default Re: SUSE 11.0 another process is accessing the package datab

    Quote Originally Posted by AdDeRidder View Post
    Look in /var/run/ for stale yast.pid or zypp.pid.
    If they are there, look at the process number inside the file.
    Run ps -efc and grep for the process that created those lock files and kill it or use it instead.
    So I find with grep that there are 4 digit numbers in a yast.pid or zypp.pid file. What then? What do those 4 digit numbers mean?
    Why don't I have permission to rewrite those files or how do I get permission to re-write them?

    Running ps -efc just makes the screen blink once and I get no information there.

    I'd love to get the auto-updates like I use to with 10.3.....

    Frustrated...

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    elpasobooks NNTP User

    Default Re: SUSE 11.0 another process is accessing the package database


    AdDeRidder;1882129 Wrote:
    > Look in /var/run/ for stale yast.pid or zypp.pid.
    > If they are there, look at the process number inside the file.
    > Run ps -efc and grep for the process that created those lock files and
    > kill it or use it instead.


    So I find with grep that there are 4 digit numbers in a yast.pid or
    zypp.pid file. What then? What do those 4 digit numbers mean?
    Why don't I have permission to rewrite those files or how do I get
    permission to re-write them?

    Running ps -efc just makes the screen blink once and I get no
    information there.

    I'd love to get the auto-updates like I use to with 10.3.....

    Frustrated...


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