Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159846
up2date hangs with: warning: waiting for transaction lock
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:18 EST
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Description of problem:
up2date gui runs, fetches headers for channel. when packages are selected the dependencies check stalls/hangs with warning: waiting for transaction lock
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.select a package to update
Actual Results: launching Konsole shows the error message warning: waiting for transaction lock and the up2date session hangs. You must <ctl>c or kill the process to get the Konsole prompt back.
Expected Results: up2date should continue with package download and install.
Problem solved. A hpwebjet startup script was hung (on every reboot) trying to
install print filters. killing the spawned rpm process and removing
/var/lock/rpm/transaction enabled running up2date. The actual hang was with
rpm, not up2date.