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SubjectRe: NPTL v userland v LT (RH9+custom kernel problem)
On Fri, 8 Aug 2003, Peter Svensson wrote:

> I have had rpm lock up on me a few times. I think it was waiting on a
> sempahore or some other synchronization event. After killing the process
> (after several hours) no rpm transactions could be completed, they all
> hanged at the same point. The only way to get rpm to work again was to
> reboot the system.
>
> Not sure if it is related or not though. I never thought to try it as
> non-root.

There are some temporary files locking the normal operation.
$ rm /usr/lib/rpm/__*db*
will do the trick.

Pau

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