error message from YUM

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Wed Mar 18 20:23:12 UTC 2009

Les wrote:
> If I am reading this debug message correctly, it appears that a lock
> file is in place.  But the path is not given.

There are numbered files matching the pattern:

These are used to access the actual RPM database and also hold its locks.
Deleting these files allows recovering from locking issues.

WARNING: Do not delete any other files in /var/lib/rpm!

        Kevin Kofler

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