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Bug 159846

Summary: up2date hangs with: warning: waiting for transaction lock
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Reporter: Jim Waldram <jwaldram>
Component: up2dateAssignee: Adrian Likins <alikins>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fanny Augustin <fmoquete>
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Description Jim Waldram 2005-06-08 16:45:52 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce: up2date 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 18:16:23 UTC
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.