[svlug] strange problem

Smitty 76543a at mpinet.net
Fri Mar 23 22:00:01 PST 2001


Today I downloaded a text editor rpm as root and then attempted to
install it.  I received the error message:
"Cannot get exclusive lock on database.  Cannot open
/var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm"
Does anyone know what is going on here?  I am using RH 6.1. 
Whenever I try to install any rpm, I receive the same message.
Smitty




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