Adept appears locked - how can I fix it?

Frode M. Døving frode at
Sun Jul 9 11:31:56 UTC 2006


Try this command in konsole: 'sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock'

It will ask you if you wish to kill the process locking the dpkg database.

- Frode

Lørdag 08 juli 2006 22:29, skrev cliff1976:
> Somehow I've managed to convince Adept that the packaging database is
> constantly in use.  Even though it's not.  Even after a reboot (old windows
> habits die hard), it's still giving me this notice when I start it up:
> [dialog box]
> [title]Read Only mode:  Database Locked - Adept Manager[/title]
> [body]You will not be able to change your system settings in any way
> (install, remove or upgrade software), because another process is using the
> packaging system database (probably some other Adept application or apt-get
> or aptitude). Please close the other application before using this
> one.[/body]
> [/dialog box]
> Any ideas?  All tips appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Cliff

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