[Yum] Yum Problem

John Pierce john.j35 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 21:29:05 UTC 2007

Hello list, I have posted this information on the fedora list and no
one there could assist me,
so I thought I would try it on the official yum list.

I am running Fedora 8 x86, with the most recent kernel and nothing
seems to work.

Here is the output of a yum update command:

[root at linbook2 ~]# yum update
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
atrpms                    100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00

(process:7450): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_timer_stop: assertion `timer != NULL' failed

(process:7450): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_timer_destroy: assertion `timer !=
NULL' failed
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in <module>
 File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 105, in main
   result, resultmsgs = base.doCommands()
 File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 278, in doCommands
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py", line 77, in _getTs
   self._tsInfo.setDatabases(self.rpmdb, self.pkgSack)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 526, in <lambda>
   pkgSack = property(fget=lambda self: self._getSacks(),
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 381,
in _getSacks
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/repos.py", line 242, in
   sack.populate(repo, mdtype, callback, cacheonly)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 167, in populate
   dobj = repo_cache_function(xml, csum)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/sqlitecachec.py", line 42, in
TypeError: Can not create db_info table: database is locked

I have completely removed and reinstalled yum, yum-metadata-parser,
yum-utils and
still the problem persists.

I have tried yum clean cache and yum clean all and still no joy.

I have insured that no lock files or pid files exist for yum.

I have also completely removed and reinstalled the sqlite rpms.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated

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