Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 91294
rpm hangs when installing packages from graphical user interface
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
When attempting to install a package ("file.rpm") by double-clicking on it from
the graphical user interface, rpm begins (a screen indicates that a search of
currently installed packages is under way, and then there is an indication that
the package is queued for installation). After clicking okay, rpm hangs. I
ran up2date as suggested by Red Hat technical support but the problem persists.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: rpm hangs. Must close rpm window and choose to kill
Expected Results: The package should be installed.
The quick fix is to do
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
to remove stale locks.
Both rpm-4.2-1 (Red Hat 9), and rpm-4.1.1 (Red Hat 8.0)
fix problems with leaving stale locks. Both are available