message saying "Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit..." when trying to install Ansible

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I've installed Ansible on Oracle's Virtual Machine and mounted /dev/sr0 and configured system.repo under /etc/yum.repos.d as below.

 [SYSTEM]
    name=rhel6
    baseurl=file:///mnt
    gpgcheck=0
    enabled=1

But the yum command isn't working, I get this error;

Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: epel. Please verify its path and try again

I made a few chnages and then I got another error;

Existing lock /var/run/yum.pid: another copy is running as pid 2448. Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Jan 13 in Ansible by Lara
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Follow these steps;

  • Install epel repo properly, looks like it hasn't been installed correctly
yum search epel
yum install epel-release
  • Restart your yum service:

service yum restart
  • Find the ansible package:

yum search ansible
  • And then install ansible

yum install ansible

answered Jan 13 by Anjali

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