multiple yums ?

rengland at rengland at
Tue Dec 6 17:14:09 UTC 2005

> hi all.
> cant i use multiple yum processes at different konsoles ?
> i mean when i do something in one konsole, cant do any search with yum in
> another one at all :(
> when try  to use yum twice, always get the error below :
> [root at localhost root]# yum search gaim
> Existing lock /var/run/ another copy is running. Aborting.
> [root at localhost root]#
> what can i do ?
> is there a way to red rid of this error ? and use it on  as many different
> konsoles as we want ?
> help please.
> Regards.
> Bye
> --

You are not getting an error, you are being told that yum is already in
use. There is only one rpm database and yum runs against that.  Running
multiple instances of yum would set you up for disaster as multiple tasks
attempted to make the same conflicting changes at the same time.

This is as designed.  You can't run multiple instances of yum simultaneously.


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