opkg: Could not obtain administrative lock (Om2008.8)

Peter Nijs peter at familienijs.be
Sat Aug 9 09:59:53 CEST 2008

The graphical installer uses packagekit. This doesn't close when you close the 
installer. So if you want to use opkg after having used the installer, 
run "killall packagekit" first.


Op Saturday 09 August 2008 06:03:32 schreef Nathan Kinkade:
> Installed the Om2008.8 images announced today and so far I'm very
> impressed.  I think this is probably good enough for me to start using
> the Freerunner as my daily mobile device.
> However, I just ran into a small issue that I thought I'd post here in
> case someone else runs across it.  To test the graphical installer
> app, I launched it and installed something ... it worked nicely.  I
> then went to a terminal to install something else but I was getting
> this message:
> root at om-gta02:~# opkg list
> Collected errors:
>  * Could not obtain administrative lock
> I then found this thread:
> http://lists.openmoko.org/nabble.html#nabble-td680875
> I expected my problem to be the same, but it wasn't:
> root at om-gta02:~# fuser /usr/lib/opkg/lock
> 1872
> root at om-gta02:~# ps up 1872
> root      1872 11.7  2.4  16732  2976 ?        S<Lsl 19:25   9:07
> /usr/bin/pulseaudio <sniped>
> I have no idea what pulseaudio was doing with opkg ... maybe updating
> itself or some component?  Anyway, maybe this will help someone else.
> Nathan
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