Adept competing process problem

Terence Simpson stdin at
Tue Aug 7 19:22:07 UTC 2007

Alan Bromborsky 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?
Open Konsole and put in:
sudo fuser -vik /var/lib/dpkg/lock ; sudo dpkg --configure -a
If it asks if you want to kill a process, say yes.

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