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{Solved} Yum locked when using Yumex

Posted: 2014/12/12 08:01:44
by eddiener
I am using Yumex on CentOS7 instead of PackageKit. I often receive a message from Yumex:

"Yum is locked: waiting for release. The other application is: PackageKit"

after which Yumex never continues. Is there an easy fix for this situation ? I do not want to use PackageKit which is very poor software.

Re: Yum locked when using Yumex

Posted: 2014/12/12 11:53:30
by umarzuki

Code: Select all

killall PackageKit
would that work?

Re: Yum locked when using Yumex

Posted: 2014/12/12 13:55:06
by TrevorH
I suspect that if you're not going to use it then removing it would be a better choice. I ran yum remove PackageKit-yum.x86_64 and it didn't look like it was going to do too much damage though I didn't go ahead and do it.

Re: Yum locked when using Yumex

Posted: 2014/12/12 15:09:14
by stevemowbray
I remove PackageKit on all my dekstops and servers. I don't see any problems from this.

Re: Yum locked when using Yumex

Posted: 2014/12/16 06:20:06
by eddiener
stevemowbray wrote:I remove PackageKit on all my dekstops and servers. I don't see any problems from this.
So far it has worked well. Thanks !