Adept competing process problem

Greg Booth bootgr at
Tue Aug 7 19:19:45 UTC 2007

On 8/7/07, Alan Bromborsky <brombo at> wrote:
> When I try to run adept to install a package I get the message "Another
> process is using the packaging system database".  This proabably
> happened when I tried to install Java and tried to abort the
> installation partway through. The question is, how do I find out what
> this process is and how do I kill it?

sudo dpkg --configure -a

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