Bug 124742 - RPM returns cannot create transaction lock
Summary: RPM returns cannot create transaction lock
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm   
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Version: 2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-05-29 01:16 UTC by Michael Reynozo
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-05-29 12:34:01 UTC
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Description Michael Reynozo 2004-05-29 01:16:34 UTC
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Description of problem:
This bug was reported before, I believe for Fedora Core Test 1,
however it seems to have made a comeback. Just like the other bug,
when I type:

rpm -ivh PackageName.rpm

in a terminal, it returns the following error:

error: can't create transaction lock

This occurs when I try to install a package when logged in as a normal
user, not root. On root it works fine.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Launch terminal.
2.Type "rpm -ivh PackageName.rpm"
3.error returned

Actual Results:  Returned the following error:

error: can't create transaction lock

Expected Results:  The RPM package should have installed.

Additional info:

The package I was specifically trying to install was wine; however, as
the bug was reported before, I suspect wine is not at fault here.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2004-05-29 12:34:01 UTC
Install requires root, creating the transaction lock is
just where rpm fails now, previously the message was
"cannot open database".

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