[arch-dev-public] [arch-general] Unable to release package

Florian Pritz bluewind at xinu.at
Wed Aug 24 13:03:23 UTC 2016

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:01:22 PM CEST Nicola Squartini via arch-
general wrote:
> Trying to release electron-1.3.4-1, I issued /community/db-update
> on repos.archlinux.org but I get:
> ==> WARNING: Repo [community] (i686) is already locked by sourceballs. 
>   -> Retrying in 10 seconds...
> repeating. Is there something wrong with the db?

sourceballs, ftpdir-cleanup and one dev's db-update apparently managed to get 
into a deadlock situation.

I've killed some processes and removed a couple of stale locks. You should be 
able to run db-update again now.

PS: I've whitelisted you on arch-dev-public since I forgot that when you 
became a TU. Also arch-dev-public or arch-devops are better places for such 
problems than arch-general. I generally don't look at mails on arch-general as 

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