Installing Apache Mysql and PHP using yum

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I found this tutorial
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/linux/install_apache.htm

It tells me to use the yum command. When I use it it tells me there is another copy running

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Existing lock /var/run/yum.pid: another copy is running. Aborting.


Could that be the updater?
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Delete yum.pid
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Thanks, works perfect now. Can you tell me what yum.pid does? I looked it up and people have said thats its just a bug.
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I really don't know much about .pid files, myself. Apparently, the system has to be able to store the PIDs of the processes it creates. I would have to watch for changes in that directory to learn more about them. I don't know if I would call it a bug.
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a PID is a process id. when you're in a terminal and enter the command: ps -e
it shows you the PID, TTY, time, and command (process name). so you could have entered ps -e | grep yum
and it would have showed you the process running for yum. you would then enter kill 6583 or whatever PID it told you yum had.
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We know that but I have pid files that don't have a corresponding process running. The pid file must have been created and not removed when the process ended. Apparently, that's what happened to him.

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