[PlanetCCRMA] transaction lock hindering upgrade

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue Jul 19 11:34:00 2005

On Tue, 2005-07-19 at 10:43, dvenable@valornet.com wrote:
> I'm attempting to upgrade my distribution using apt-get, moving from FC1
> to FC3.  Yes, it's risky, but I've pulled it off in the past using YUM on
> another box, though that wasn't a plannetccrma distribution.  To do the
> upgrade this time I simply modified the sources.list to point to FC3
> versions rather than FC1.
> Then I ran apt-get update, and apt-get -f dist-upgrade, but the process
> failed due to various reasons, like apt requiring me to remove 2.4 kernels
> before it continued.  I think I gotton rpm into a bind, because now when I
> try to do apt-get dist-upgrade or apt-get install, I get this:
> ...
> Committing changes...
> error: can't create transaction lock
> W: some errors occured while running transaction
> I can't find any RPM locks lying about and I'm not quite sure what to do
> next.  Any suggestions?

Hmmmm, this url has some recommendations:

Were many packages upgraded in the first try?
-- Fernando