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    Default Software management is locked

    hi i m trying to install software, but when i open "install software", the following message displayed.

    Accessing Package Management Failed
    System management is locked by the application with pid 6104(/usr/sbin/packagekitd).
    Close this application before trying again.

    Would you like to abort or try again?


    Abort Retry





    and one more thing
    how to open "*.ymp" file, earlier when i downloaded this type of file, it automatically get opened with install software, but its not happening now.

    SOS!!!

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    Default Re: Software management is locked

    Quote Originally Posted by ishaan32
    hi i m trying to install software, but when i open "install software",
    the following message displayed.[image: /home/ishan/Desktop]
    Hi
    That happens at times if the updater applet is running a check. You can
    either disable it (should be via a right-click) temporarily. Or disable
    completely and ensure you do regular manual checks for updates.

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    As far as the package manager, it is probably the update applet locking the process. Kill it and try again. Not sure why .ymp settings would change. Right click on the .ymp file and select properties. Then click the wrench icon and make sure "YaST Meta Package Handler" is at the top of the list. The software installer doesn't give a lot of error info, so the update applet might also be the culprit here. I killed the update applet from starting at boot. Before, I had to go to the system, monitor and manually hunt down the processes and kill them to use the package manager. There needs to be a bug reported on this to have the updater killed when package management is called.
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    67GTA wrote:
    > There needs to be a bug reported on this to have the updater
    > killed when package management is called.


    killing the updater in the midst of an update is a sure way to have
    problems....up to an including a completely unstable, and unable to
    boot system..

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    killing the updater in the midst of an update is a sure way to have
    problems....up to an including a completely unstable, and unable to
    boot system..
    I agree. The point I was alluding to was the fact that if the updater is auto started at boot, you can almost never open the package manager because packagekitd is locking the process 99.9% of the time. Obviously, it should not be killed if an update is in progress.
    Klaatu Barada Nikto

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    Thanks all
    it helps a lot

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    palladium NNTP User

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    well my experience is that running the updater from boot will have it
    check once at boot up, and then not again for some hours....that way
    it is not constantly locked...i do not know the default setup for the
    updater, but i don't believe it is running often enough to lock up the
    package manager _constantly_ maybe a couple of times a day, by default..

    ymmv

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