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Zypper or YaST locked: System management is locked by the application with pid ##### (/usr/lib/YaST2/bin/y2base).

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/08/24

A while ago, I got this error:

Accessing the Software Management Failed
System management is locked by the application with pid 17730 (/usr/lib/YaST2/bin/y2base).
Close this application before trying again.

Would you like to abort or try again?

[Retry] [Abort]

What happened is that a terminal session that had YaST open got disconnected (don’t you love WiFi) while checking for updates.

I tried to re-login and re-check for updates and got this error.

Looking for process 17730 indeed revealed it was YaST:

snap:~ # ps 17730
17730 pts/0    Sl+    0:11 /usr/lib/YaST2/bin/y2base online_update ncurses

A simple kill would get rid of that process:

sudo kill 17730


via: yast locked.

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