Database Locked - Adept Crashes

Ronnie Tucker ronnie at
Thu Oct 25 00:14:39 UTC 2007

Thanks for the info Brad and Earl. It was, as I suspected, the updater 
that was clashing with Adept.

I just hope the updater doesn't load up at boot all the time!   :/

Thanks again guys!

Brad Opferman wrote:
> This problem is coming from multiple processes simultaneously running 
> that are using the update database. I usually get this problem if I try 
> to update or install something on the command line while I already have 
> synaptic or adept open. Try doing a ps -ef | grep adept and killing the 
> processes that it has spawned. I remember there being a setting 
> somewheres to how to stop it from starting automatically but I cant 
> recall its location. Try killing the processes associated with adept and 
> if that doesnt work, try searching for synaptic processes if you have it 
> and killing those.
> Brad
> Ronnie Tucker wrote:
>> Hi all, this is a weird problem that's come right out of the blue...
>> If I try to load up my Adept I get:
>> Database Locked - Another process is using the packaging system
>> Resolve Problem? Yes/No/Cancel.
>> If I choose Yes it crashes with the message:
>> Signal 6 (SIGABRT)
>> and if I click the Backtrace tab I get:
>> 'Backtrace appears to be if no use.'
>> I loaded up KSysGuard and I seem to have:
>> adept_notifier - running under my user name
>> adept_updater - running as 'root'.
>> adept_updater seems odd as I'm already running a bang up to date Gutsy   :/
>> I tried rebooting the PC but everything is still as above.
>> Assuming adept_updater is my my problem, how can I stop it loading at boot?
>> Thanks in advance!   :)

Ronnie Tucker

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