Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Get The Exclusive Lock On The Packaging Backend

Jan 15, 2010

" p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; }Cannot get the exclusive lock on the packaging backend. Please close any other legacy packaging tools that may be open." I cannot update anything, and I haven't opened another package downloader. The only one open is KpackageKit. Please help, is this a big or have a I got a virus or something? I don't know what information is needed so if I need to expand tell me what I need to retrieve and ill post it.I'm not good with Kubuntu problems.

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Fedora :: Failed To Initialize Packaging Backend

Mar 16, 2010

Recently I started getting pop-up saying:

Failed to initialize
Failed to initialize packaging backend
This may occur if other packaging tools are being used simultaneously.
under more details i get:

There are unfinished transactions remaining. Please run yum-complete-transaction as root. I get to terminal, and as a root I try yum-complete-transaction, but it just says there are no unfinished transactions left. I tried to update thru yum, but this is what I get:

# yum update
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto, refresh-packagekit
Determining fastest mirrors .....

After lots of googling, I tried:
"yum clean all",
"rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*" + "rpm -vv --rebuilddb" + "yum clean all",

Everything else is working well, and I am able to update with "--skip-broken", but I keep getting this pop-ups. I use fedora 12.

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Feb 26, 2010

I have error in KPackageKit when i try to install anything or check for updates:

Failed to initialize packaging backend. This may occur if other packaging tools are being used simultaneously.

Details: There are unfinished transactions remaining. Please run yum-complete-transaction as root.

I don't know anything about other packaging tools - I think I don't using any. Yum works fine in terminal. Reinstall PackageKit and KPackageKit files doesn't helped me. I also try to rebuilt rpm db:

rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
rpm -vv --rebuilddb
yum clean all

I'm using Fedora 12 x86_64.

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May 25, 2010

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May 7, 2010

I know its been a few years since this post was made but, im having the same problem as guts and glory. So i did the things you said and it still says "status database area is locked by another process"

After i wrote 'sudo apt-get clean all' it didnt say anything but /home/user/

All i want to do is to enable desktop mode. So i can then install programs like vlc media player for watching movies

ok i don't know where the rest of the post went?! So when i type in 'sudo synaptic' i get a error saying "Unable to get exclusive lock - This usually means that another package management application (like apt-get or aptitude) already running. Please close that application first."

And when i type "sudo dpkg --configure -a" i get "dpkg: status database area is locked by another process"

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Mar 15, 2010

From the GUI, software update gives the error "Failed to Initialize - Failed to initialize the packaging backend. This may occur if other packaging tools are being used simultaneously." In the more details, "There are unfinished transactions remaining.

I run a terminal, switch to root and do as it tells me. It returns saying that there are no unfinished transactions. I've run it several times with the same result. Then I run "yum clean all" and "yum upgrade." The upgrade processes runs and reports "there are unfinished transactions..." However, the upgrade process still completes. Basically it is now a severe annoyance, but the system does seem to upgrade. I just cannot figure out why there are somehow unfinished transactions that I cannot get rid of. I tried reinitializing the rpm database - no luck. How can I somehow reset yum?

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Nov 29, 2010

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Nov 22, 2010

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Apr 3, 2010

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I've done a google search and this is a well known problem that nobody has fixed. In Windows it's never a problem.

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So dh_shlibdeps always fails and I get the following:

Code: Select alldpkg-gencontrol: warning: unknown substitution variable ${shlibs:Depends}
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Aug 16, 2010

Lately I sometimes get the error message:

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Code: Select allset -e
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