help with adept_manager lock
g.lip at gmx.com
Wed May 13 04:42:45 UTC 2009
Patricia Wilson wrote:
> > Patricia Wilson wrote:
> > > When I try to use adept_manager to do the upgrade to 9.04
> I get
> > an error
> > > message -- Unable to get exclusive lock
> > > With detail --
> > > This usually means that another package management
> application (like
> > > apt-get or aptitude) already running. Please close that
> > application first.
> > >
> > > I had the system go down during a prior attempt to do the
> upgrade and
> > > suspect that there may be a lock file somewhere that
> didn't get
> > cleaned
> > > up. Can anyone help me find that/those lockfile(s)?
> > >
> > >
> > Try
> > sudo dpkg --configure -a
> > or
> > sudo apt-get install -f
> > I tried both and am still getting the same error.
> Have you exited Adept or Synaptic or whatever when you do this?
> Note: please bottom post,(meaning write your reply below the quotes). I
> have to rearrange your messages so others can get some sense of the
> Yes, I just tried running both after a reboot and I still get the lock
> error from adept_manager. I am running adept_manager from the command
> line and get a lot of messages in the terminal window but none seem
> relevant to this issue. Also, I am running from gnome not KDE.
Thanks for bottom posting.
When I mentioned exit from Adept or Synaptic, it means don't use the
program, close, quit or whatever term you can understand. Don't use
adept_manager. Close, quit, exit. Then, on a terminal, console or bash,
type "sudo dpkg --configure -a" or "sudo apt-get install -f" without
the quotation marks.
If you are using Gnome, why are you using Adept?
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