Problem installing linux_base-8

David Dollar dave at
Tue Feb 10 19:37:01 PST 2004

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Do you have your ports tree mounted over NFS? You are having a problem getting 
an exclusive lock on one of the files during the install process of this 
port. I have experienced this exact same issue when dealing with a ports tree 
mounted over NFS.

I solved the problem temporarily by copying 
the /usr/ports/emulation/linux_base-8 directory to another location on local 
storage and make installing from there.

However, after much frustration with similar issues and issues of 
synchronization (I had a common ports tree mapped on four FreeBSD machines) I 
decided to move the ports back to local. I merely NFS map the distfiles 
directory now.

Hope this information is of some help

- --
David Dollar
ddollar at

On Tuesday 10 February 2004 08:42 pm, Johan Pettersson wrote:
> Im trying to install linux_base-8 but it fails with this:
> ===>   linux_base-8-8.0_4 depends on executable: rpm - found
> kern.fallback_elf_brand: 3 -> 3
> glibc-common-2.3.2-4.80.8.i386.rpm
> cannot get exclusive lock on database
> error: cannot open
> /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base-8/work/linux_base-8-8.0/var/lib/rpm/package
>s.rpm *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base-8.
> beard /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base-8#
> Any solution?
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