locking issues

Holger Freyther zecke at openmoko.org
Thu Jun 26 13:23:33 CEST 2008

the following is the recipe to mess up your system.

1. start assassin
2. killall -9 assassin
3. opkg update <- fails with:

Collected errors:
 * Could not obtain administrative lock
root at om-gta02:~# 

where is the lock file stored? why doesn't opkg detect that it is a stale 
lock? where to start to look?


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