Updating urpmi database
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This could happen when the application accessing the database terminated abnormally. Obviously, for error "urpmi database locked", you need to remove file in /var/lib/urpmi/.
To overcome this problem, you have to remove the lock files manually. LOCK and afterthat if you receive error "rpm database locked", you need to remove the other one.
I found a post that advised that clam .9x's config file was somehow incompatible w/less then klamav .41. it would be nice if people updating the repos would check simple things like keeping clam & klamav in sync....
For that you'll have to read the mpd community wiki. Things work differently depending on whether you use debian-derived or redhat-derived linux.
For Red Hat-like distros, I've given some info on installing it on Mageia 3 below as well as manual steps for Ubuntu.
I'm sure for those using package manager for rpm-based distro had encountered "rpm database locked".
For Mandriva users, they will encounter similar error such as "urpmi database locked".
Thanks to Aubrey Kloppers for creating a Raspberry Pi installer.