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I have been using Linux for a while. I first used Debian based systems and then yesterday I switched to Arch. I noticed (in both Debian & Arch) that when you try to download multiple packaged from different terminals they give you an error that already some process is going on. In Arch Linux I saw a detailed view of this. I saw that whenever the
pacman is doing some stuff it creates a
db.lck file and if this file is present, It will not make any further instances. My question is : What happens if I remove this
db.lck file while a process is going on. Will that break my system?
When I tried to install gimp and gedit at same time :
[siddharth@brightprogrammer etc]$ sudo pacman -S gedit error: failed to init transaction (unable to lock database) error: could not lock database: File exists if you're sure a package manager is not already running, you can remove /var/lib/pacman/db.lck
This says that I can remove the
db.lck. Can I?