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RPM installation problems

by snowboardr / September 26, 2004 12:25 AM PDT

I cant install rpms. I get "error: Can't create transaction lock" Any ideas... im logging into the root when i do this. Im running Fedora Core 2

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Re: RPM installation problems
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 26, 2004 1:44 AM PDT
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Re: RPM installation problems
by snowboardr / September 26, 2004 1:46 AM PDT

I've already looked over those before I posted the first. None of them helped.

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Re: RPM installation problems
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 26, 2004 1:52 AM PDT

Make a list of the cures...

And share which you tried. As it stands you haven't written what you've done.

Bob

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Re: RPM installation problems
by snowboardr / September 26, 2004 9:27 AM PDT

Ive done prbably everything thsoe site say. I cant really describe them considering im new to linux... im still used to windows.
But i created/deleted the directory
restarted the comp
and a few other things i cant remember
But it still dont work.

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Re: RPM installation problems
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 26, 2004 9:59 AM PDT

Did you open up the permissions on that directory you made?

Bob

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Re: RPM installation problems
by GRB / September 26, 2004 8:27 PM PDT

A little more info would help. What rpm are you trying to install? How are you trying to install it? The usual way is from a terminal, as root, type "rpm -Uhv whatever.rpm" (without quotes) there are a couple of other things you can do depending on the situation though. Are you familure with yum and apt? It does seem to me I've received that message, or something like it, when I tried to install a rpm from the terminal while I had synaptic open. Post back with a bit more info and we'll try and help you out.

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almost same problem
by bogeangles / February 22, 2005 9:56 PM PST

I need to do an rpm --initdb as a non-root user, i have rpm-4.3.3.
I know that in a previous version such a bug was fixed (rpm-4.3.1-02)( bug119783) and a bug (141015) is closed - wontfix for FC3(i'm using FC3).

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Similar problem
by neerad / April 4, 2005 5:07 PM PDT
In reply to: almost same problem

I am also experiencing a similar problem.

I built a rpm which installs other rpm in %pre section using rpm -i <other rpm name>

This works fine on RHEL WS3.0 but gives "waiting for transaction lock" error on RHEL AS4.0

WS3.0 has rpm version 4.2.1
AS4.0 has rpm version 4.3.3

Any clues?

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