Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#27238 closed defect (invalid)

Waiting for lock on /opt/local/var/macports/registry/.registry.lock

Reported by: ewilbanks@… Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: base Version: 1.9.2
Keywords: Cc:

Description (last modified by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt))

Hi all,

I'm getting this error no matter what I try to do! I was trying to install or uninstall the boost libary, then frusterated that I kept getting "Waiting for lock on /opt/local/var/macports/registry/.registry.lock" afterwards, tried to uninstall my whole macports and can't even do that. Help!

$ sudo port -f uninstall installed
Waiting for lock on /opt/local/var/macports/registry/.registry.lock

Thanks so much! Lizzy

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Component: portsbase
Description: modified (diff)

"Waiting for lock on /opt/local/var/macports/registry/.registry.lock" means MacPorts is already running and doing things. You could check for any running "port" processes in Activity Monitor. Wait until these tasks are finished (or terminate them if you don't care that they don't finish) before trying to do other things with MacPorts.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by jmroot (Joshua Root)

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

ps -A | grep tclsh if you can't find the running process so you can kill it.

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