Bug 82893

Summary: [RFE] up2date should remove any rpm lock files before starting
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Reporter: Adrian Likins <alikins>
Component: up2dateAssignee: Adrian Likins <alikins>
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED QA Contact: Red Hat Satellite QA List <satellite-qa-list>
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Version: 4.0CC: rhn-bugs
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Description Adrian Likins 2003-01-28 07:08:14 UTC
Description of problem:
if there are lock files, stale or otherwise, update might
not being able to use rpm correctly.

jbj has suggested that `up2date` just remove these files
when it starts up.

Comment 1 Chip Turner 2003-01-29 17:34:58 UTC
this seems insane.  if you remove the lockfiles, might you not end up
interrupting a running transaction?