Adept database always locked

Frode M. Døving frode at
Sat Jul 1 09:46:25 UTC 2006

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Hi Frode,

I tried your suggested 'sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock'  but I fail to
see were it asks if I want to kill the process locking the dpkg database.
Am I missing  something?  I love my kubuntu but this little problem is
driving me nuts.


That means nothing is locking the lock-file.

This is the output i get when i have adept running, and execute the command:

[light%] sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock

                     USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
/var/lib/dpkg/lock:  root       4698 F.... adept

Kill process 4698 ? (y/N)

When I close adept, and run the same command, I get no output at all. Which 
means nothing is using the lockfile.

- Frode

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