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Re: [opensuse-security] whois update failed



On Fri, Jul 08, 2016 at 09:47:24AM -0400, James Rome wrote:
> (1/1) Installing: whois-5.2.12-6.1.x86_64
> .......................................[error]
> Installation of whois-5.2.12-6.1.x86_64 failed:
> Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: error: can't create
> transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/.rpm.lock (Read-only file system)
> 
> 
> jarfx:/var/lib/rpm # ls -la
> total 166472
> 
> drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      4096 Oct 25  2015 .
> 
> drwxr-xr-x 69 root root      4096 Jul  7 16:30 ..
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root         0 Oct 26  2014 .rpm.lock
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root  14295040 Jul  7 09:38 Basenames
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root     28672 Jun 27 13:21 Conflictname
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root   3571712 Jul  7 09:38 Dirnames
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root     65536 Jul  7 09:38 Group
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root    110592 Jul  7 09:38 Installtid
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root    192512 Jul  7 09:38 Name
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root     86016 Jul  2 08:19 Obsoletename
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 145457152 Jul  7 09:38 Packages
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root   4997120 Jul  7 09:38 Providename
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root   1024000 Jul  7 09:38 Requirename
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root    372736 Jul  7 09:38 Sha1header
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root    208896 Jul  7 09:38 Sigmd5
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root      8192 Apr 30 14:28 Triggername
> drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      4096 Jul  6 08:17 alternatives

The /var filesystem might be turned readonly ... usually happens on I/O errors... check "dmesg" for hardware errors?

Ciao, marcus
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