apt database locked

Grumpy_Penguin grumpypenguin at qwest.net
Thu Oct 12 17:46:27 UTC 2006


On Thursday 12 October 2006 09:50 am, D. R. Evans wrote:
> About an hour ago, I tried to upgrade to KDE 3.5.5. Big mistake.
>
> 94 of 95 packages installed OK. That leaves me with the adept icon in
> my systray saying that there is 1 update available,
>
> But when I click on the icon and enter my password, I get:
>
> -----
>
> 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.
>
> -----
>
> I have logged out and restarted KDE.
>
> I have even rebooted.
>
> But still I keep getting this message. I imagine that it means that
> somewhere a lock file has been created and somehow did not get
> deleted, presumably because one package did not download properly --
> but I have no idea which lock file it might be, so I can remove it
> manually.
>
> Any ideas anyone?
I had the same problem I had to shut down completely than restart to get rid 
of it [not elegant, but sometimes a big hammer is your only option]

-- 
Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice Doggy" While you look for a rock..Will 
Rodgers




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