Bug 159846 - up2date hangs with: warning: waiting for transaction lock
up2date hangs with: warning: waiting for transaction lock
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
Fanny Augustin
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Reported: 2005-06-08 12:45 EDT by Jim Waldram
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-08 14:16:23 EDT
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Description Jim Waldram 2005-06-08 12:45:52 EDT
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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

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.run up2date
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.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jim Waldram 2005-06-08 14:16:23 EDT
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.

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