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  1. #1
    prudra NNTP User

    Default software manager failing


    For some time past I'm having this problem on
    openSUSE-10.3-GM-GNOME-i386.iso installed on my Dell-Inspiron-1150
    laptop with Intel-Celeron.
    Most of the time I try to access 'Install Software' or 'Software
    Repositories i'm getting the message 'Accessing Package Management
    Failed. Another Process is accessing the package database. Package
    management cannot be used now.' The rare occasion I have the 'Software
    Repositories' accessible and after downloading packages for adding a
    particular repo I press 'Finish' the 'Bug-Buddy' informs me that the
    process has crashed.

    Is it something to do with my laptop or the installation CD or what?

    I shall appreciate receiving suggestions. Thanks all.
    P.Rudra.


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  2. #2
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: software manager failing


    What it means is that you already have an application running - using
    the package database.

    You can only run one instance. Reboot and check what process are
    running. Using 'top' from a terminal can be helpful to see info on that.


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  3. #3
    Tilman Schmidt NNTP User

    Default Re: software manager failing

    caf4926 schrieb:
    > What it means is that you already have an application running - using
    > the package database.
    >
    > You can only run one instance. Reboot and check what process are
    > running. Using 'top' from a terminal can be helpful to see info on that.


    More often than not, it's the openSuSE updater applet checking for
    updates. It does this after each login, and it takes a looong time
    doing it. So just refrain from using YaST's software installation
    functions in the first half hour or so after login.

    HTH
    T.

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    Bonn, Germany

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