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Waiting for Transaction Lock when installing rpm

Miah wrote:
> RPM holds its lock files in /var/lib/rpm, the locks are named like
> db__*.  rm those files, then rpm --rebuilddb and you should be fine.
> Kill off the running rpm command if possible.  Be careful that you
> don't rm any files other than the db__* files.
> -miah

Unfortunately, after removing these three files (__db.001, 002, 003) and
running the
rpm --rebuilddb command, I still get:

	[root at dauphin rpm]# rpm --rebuilddb
	warning: waiting for transaction lock

I'm seeing more and more processes just hang, inexplicably.  For example,
trying to 'find' *.lock files, lsof, and so on.  Looking at top, BTW, shows
nothing at all using more than 1% of either CPU or memory.


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