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.
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.
> 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.
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