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I am running Fedora Core 6 on my desktop and when I go to install the new software updates it says that another application is accessing software information. But I can't find this other application, so anyone got any help.

I keep comin for help but I keep needin it. I am glad you guys are here to provide it.
Jul 10 '08 #1
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Nepomuk
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Hi DK1090!
I am running Fedora Core 6 on my desktop and when I go to install the new software updates it says that another application is accessing software information. But I can't find this other application, so anyone got any help.
To find out, which programs are running, you can use pgrep. I'm not quite sure, what we'll be looking for, so use
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  1. pgrep -l -u root
That means:
pgrep : find running processes
-l : show their names, not only their process IDs
-u root : show those of the user root (as software updates have to be done with root privileges)
You could also run
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  1. pgrep -l yum
to check, if yum is running. (If not successful, you might also want to check for pirut and pup.)
If any of these is running, you can try to kill them with
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  1. su
  2. pkill <process name>
  3. exit
or
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  1. su
  2. kill <proccess id>
  3. exit
Then try installing again.
I keep comin for help but I keep needin it. I am glad you guys are here to provide it.
No need to feel bad about that. Everyone needs help sometimes and the newer you are to something, the more you still have to find out! :-)

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Jul 10 '08 #2

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Sorry anyone who tried to help me but I got it myself while I was trying to get flash support for my opera browser. All there was was a file called yum.pid in /var/run which I guess what blocking it.

And now if I could only get flash to work in Opera
Jul 10 '08 #3

Nepomuk
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Sorry anyone who tried to help me but I got it myself while I was trying to get flash support for my opera browser. All there was was a file called yum.pid in /var/run which I guess what blocking it.

And now if I could only get flash to work in Opera
Well, yum was certainly active then. :-D

You say, flash won't work in Opera. What's the problem?

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Jul 10 '08 #4

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Well I got Flash 9 and Opera 9. When go to install flash it automatically installs in my /.mozilla directory. So, no big deal I go to move the libflashplayer.so file to the Opera plugin file. But that isn't working, so I go to plugins.ini and change the path to /.mozilla/plugins and still I get no flash. I don't know if I have the wrong flash or the wrong opera version but nothing I do seems to work.
Jul 10 '08 #5

Nepomuk
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Could this be helpfull?

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Jul 10 '08 #6

P: 10
It helps a little, cause now I know it has to be my version of flash that is messing up. It has to be cause all of the other plugins are working.
Jul 11 '08 #7

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