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Old 07-22-2011
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...

I'm trying to install wireshark on Fedora(latest version with gnome3) and I keep getting the above error. I keep killing the offending process after finding it's pid using "ps aux | grep yum", but the same process spawns again with a different pid. root 1605 0.0 3.4 54424 26228 ? SN 10:51 0:02 /usr/bin/python /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/ get-updates none How can I properly kill this process, or use yum to install wireshark properly?
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Old 07-23-2011
(yum install wireshark) Maybe?

I'm not a proponent of Yumex or the Yum back end. I don't think that a GUI installer is important to the majority of Fedoras users so they don't have a serious GUI package front for Yum . Yum works well by its self though. I believe Yum updates the Package base every time it is used which makes it slow. Mandriva's urpmi is way faster as a reference. When yum is blocked it also creates a file that locks out other Yum processes from starting. I don't however know where it is kept. I understand if you delete the file it acts as killing the process. If (yum install whatever) won't work you might try adding package mirrors through Fusion or try for a RPM file through pbone. Do a web search on Pbone Rpm file wireshark.Smilie It is not hard to use yum in the bash prompt and is well worth learning because Yum backend is not Fedora's strong point in my opinion.
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