Installation Manager fails with "waiting for transacation lock" of Package Manager locks on Linux.
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Let's talk about what to do when Packaging Manager locks while installing Rational products.
Linux distributions supported by Rational Products (Red Hat, SuSE and Ubuntu) use the Packaging Manager utility - such as rpm (for Red Hat and SuSE) and dpkg (for Ubuntu). If you have other processes working on these tools while installing a Rational product, you can have a failure because you cannot lock the respective lock file.
For instance, after a failure we can see on Installation Manager log:
"<message>Action Gskit8Action (install /opt
ignorearch --force --prefix /opt gskc
stderr: warning: waiting for transaction lock on /var
error: can't create transaction lock on /var
(Interrupted system call)"
Note: On "dpkg" based systems we could have a complaint about Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock.
To solve that situation, be sure that there are no other process running rpm or dpkg (depending on the Linux distro).
For distros that uses rpm you can verify:
For Ubuntu work on /var/lib/dpkg/lock
Use fuser to see which process is locking the file:
# fuser /var/lib/dpkg/lock
Then I'll look for 23969 process
# ps waux |grep 23969
root 23969 0.3 0.8 33876 25304 pts/4 S+ 11:17 0:00 apt-get install uima-doc
The next step is to ensure that the process is complete or interrupt it (if that is case) to allow Installation Manager go ahead on its process.
I hope that help you on your days.
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