Weird error on 11.1 x86_64 - I get it when I try to do autoupdate from the tray updater. I tried searching the forums for this error but didn't find. I tried rpm --rebuilddb as su, but that didn't fix. I start YaST and chose Software / Online Update and get: Accessing the Package Management Failed - the system management is locked by the application with pid 29603 (/usr/lib/YaST2/bin/y2base).

I tried killing the updater tray applet, but to no avail...

TYAN2-Linux:/home/patti # ps -al
F S UID PID PPID C PRI NI ADDR SZ WCHAN TTY TIME CMD
0 S 1000 8100 8079 0 80 0 - 3401 rt_sig pts/1 00:00:00 csh
4 S 0 17287 17267 0 80 0 - 12921 wait pts/3 TYAN2-Linux:/home/patti # ps -a
PID TTY TIME CMD
8100 pts/1 00:00:00 csh
17287 pts/3 00:00:00 su
17290 pts/3 00:00:00 bash
17327 pts/5 00:00:00 kdesu_stub
17429 pts/3 00:00:00 ps
32445 pts/1 00:00:00 csh
TYAN2-Linux:/home/patti # 00:00:00 su
4 S 0 17290 17287 0 80 0 - 3503 wait pts/3 00:00:00 bash
4 S 0 17327 17324 0 80 0 - 1008 wait pts/5 00:00:00 kdesu_stub
4 R 0 17477 17290 99 80 0 - 1137 - pts/3 00:00:00 ps
0 S 1000 32445 8100 0 80 0 - 3213 - pts/1 00:00:00 csh
TYAN2-Linux:/home/patti #


This is an 8-quad-core (32 total cores) tyan Opteron machine with 64 GB memory and has run flawlessly for the last year. Also, I'm using YaST/Proxy to reach the repos.