Yum Command Fails with "Another app is currently holding the yum lock" after Installing PackageKit (Doc ID 1948106.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

While issuing a yum command, the process was blocked and it might took a long time to release the current yum lock:

 The error indicates that another instance is running for the yum update , and it's PID is 14112.

Cause

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