Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109827
yum --help refuses to run in parallel to other yum
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:48:44 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):
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
2. Start a second terminal, try to invoke yum --help
# 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.