[Yum] help on running yum on redhat 8.0

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Thu Apr 22 04:31:49 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-04-22 at 10:03 +0800, Bill Fung wrote:

> I am running yum-2.0.3-5.rh.fr on redhat 8.0. Everytime I run "yum 
> check-update", I got the error message "Existing lock /var/run/yum.pid: 
> another copy is running. Aborting." . Actually, I got the same error 
> message on ALL yum command except the help command "yum -h".

are you doing anything odd with /proc and/or /var/run?

run this:
rpm -V yum

just to check out the package.

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