multiple yums ?

Mike McCarty mike.mccarty at
Tue Dec 6 18:00:33 UTC 2005

Mehmet Fatih AKBULUT wrote:
> 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 :

Hmm. I can see where actually doing an update or clean etc.
would require locking, but why does just asking?

In any case, I find that yum doesn't run very long anyway.

> [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 ?

This does not appear to be an error. It appears to be a design

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