Bug 109827 - yum --help refuses to run in parallel to other yum
yum --help refuses to run in parallel to other yum
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2003-11-12 00:31 EST by Ralf Corsepius
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:48 EST (History)
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Description Ralf Corsepius 2003-11-12 00:31:33 EST
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Description of problem:
yum --help refuses to run in parallel to another active yum.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start one yum whose operation takes some time, eg. run 
yum update openoffice.org
without having openoffice.org previously installed (Using a modem this
takes hours).

2. Start a second terminal, try to invoke yum --help

Actual Results:
# yum --help
Existing lock /var/run/yum.pid: another copy is running. Aborting.

IMO, there should not by any reason, why displaying the help text
should require locking the PID-file.

Expected Results:  yum should display its help text.
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2003-11-12 14:11:55 EST

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