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Freeing read locks??

asked 2018-08-18 05:36:33 -0500

yesiamabdul gravatar image

When I was updating my system I saw this warning.


What does it mean? How can I fix it?

Great day.

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I see that happen all the time because PackageKit (the backend to GNOME Software) crashes all the time.

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2018-08-20 09:04:41 -0500 )edit

So, how to fix it? What am I supposed to do?

yesiamabdul gravatar imageyesiamabdul ( 2018-08-22 09:00:39 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-08-18 12:06:30 -0500

fcomida gravatar image

Probably a program (gui installer?) crashed when manipulating the rpm database leaving those locks (used for giving exclusive access to the database) around. Check the journal and see if you can find out what really happened.

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Good Advice.

yesiamabdul gravatar imageyesiamabdul ( 2018-08-19 03:55:47 -0500 )edit

coredumpctl (command line toolorABRT` ("Automated bug reporting tool") may help finding the crashes and reporting them or at least getting more details.

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2018-08-23 08:12:17 -0500 )edit

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