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Re: Yum - um...



On 3/7/06, Daniel B. Thurman <dant cdkkt com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I don't know if this one was already discussed to death,
> but please bear with me...
>
> Why is it that YUM can only be run/executed once, by one process,
> by one user - whatever when all I am trying to do is to yum info <whatever>
> while yum is busy doing something else.
>
> I mean - why wasn't yum written so that it can take care of itself,
> that is, it knows what is permissible and what is not permissible?
>
> I somewhat understand if an update or installation is taking place (but
> these operations could use transactions control) - but why not allow commands
> such as list or search or other non-intrusive operations while yum is doing,
> say updates or installs?
>
> Just wondered,
> Dan
>

Yum uses the rpm database which gets locked when yum accesses it. If
you have alternate packages managers, e.g. apt-get or smart, 
installed try running those along side yum.


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