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Re: [SLE] apt fails upgrading to kde 3.2
  • From: Mike Evans <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 16:47:28 -0700
  • Message-id: <40451D10.3000800@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Thanks, but I have tried rebooting (a few times, actually) and 'lsof | grep -i rpm' turns up nothing.

Guess I won't be installing kde3.2?

Richard Bos wrote:
Op dinsdag 2 maart 2004 21:52, schreef Mike Evans:

apt fails with these errors:

error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

I am of course running apt as root, I have no other package managers
running (that I'm aware of), and can install, remove and upgrade
individual packages with apt. Any ideas as to how to fix this?


No yast, synaptic or rpm build running/active.
Try with 'lsof | grep -i rpm' who is currently using the rpm database.
If that is too cumbersome, a fast to resolve this is by booting.



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