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Bug 159846 - up2date hangs with: warning: waiting for transaction lock
Summary: up2date hangs with: warning: waiting for transaction lock
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date
Version: 4.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Fanny Augustin
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-08 16:45 UTC by Jim Waldram
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-08 18:16:23 UTC
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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.

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