YUM install/update error

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Posted on January 05, 2011

“Another application is running which is accessing software information” but you are not updating your packages, the problem is yum-updatesd. yum-updatesd is supposed to check regularly if you have any updates. Unfortunately it locks all package programs like yum and pup

Stop the yum-updatesd service and then run your yum command. Dont forget to restart it

/etc/init.d/yum-updatesd stop
/etc/init.d/yum-updatesd start