I’ve grown tired of these stupid ‘waiting’ messages. Time to find a remedy.

$ sudo yum list updates
Loaded plugins: allowdowngrade, changelog, fastestmirror, priorities, refresh-
              : packagekit
Existing lock /var/run/yum.pid: another copy is running as pid 7292.
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...

yum-updatesd you are dead to me now. This is the last time you bother poor little yum 🙂

$ sudo kill 7292
$ sudo yum remove yum-updatesd
...
Removed:
  yum-updatesd.noarch 1:0.9-1.fc9                                                    

Complete!

5 thoughts on “just update already

  1. Wait, yum-updatesd ? Wasn’t it replaced by the PackageKit daemon ?

    I think I haven’t heard of yum-updatesd on my system since Fedora 10, it wasn’t installed by default here…

    Also, the yum messages are quite different with latest versions… Are you stil on Fedora 9 ?

    If so, you might really want to upgrade. PackageKit works in a different way. You don’t have a daemon blocking you for such a long time. And when it does block you (usually just after a previous yum operation), it does so for a very short time.

  2. @bochecha: yum-updatesd has been present on every Fedora 10 install I have done.

    Comps doesn’t indicate it being installed by default.

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