jarkko.palviainen at lut.fi
Sat Nov 3 22:15:56 GMT 2007
On Sat, 03 Nov 2007 23:43:41 +0200, Jim <mickeyboa at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Kubuntu 7.10 Error message;
> "another process is using the packaging system data base. probly another
> adept application or apt-get"
> There are no other applications running, I even shutoff the computer and
> restarted it and only
> tried to start "adept" again and I get this error message.
Try to look if there are adept processes running, e.g. ps -A |grep adept
and stop them. There might also be other apt-related processes, I'm not
I had a bit similar situation when my Gutsy dist-upgrade died on me with
adept (a couple of seg faults and halt in the middle of package
installation phase). I did the following thing in a console to prevent the
automatic locking of apt:
fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock; dpkg --configure -a
I was able to fix the mess adept left behind and upgrade gracefully. You
might want to try something similar. I never found out which process was
automatically starting dpkg to lock the apt, but killing the locking
process with "fuser -vki" and running the next command on the same line
(note the semicolon) solved my locking problem.
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