apt error {was(Re: SOLVED(?) -- Re: Welcome to the "kubuntu-users" mailing list}

Reinhold Rumberger rrumberger at web.de
Sat Feb 27 20:29:13 GMT 2010


On Saturday 27 February 2010, Clay Weber wrote:
> Un-hijacking the original thread
> 
> > On Saturday 27 February 2010 12:17:28 pm Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
> > > On Sun, 28 Feb 2010 03:21:38 am Bruce MacArthur wrote:
> > > > I think that all of this was accomplished.  There WAS a JDK
> > > > license agreement which I tried to accept by tapping
> > > > <Enter>; this had no visible effect, and I finally closed
> > > > the window.  This also closed the Konsole session.  Perhaps
> > > > I did something wrong,but there was no tradditional "I
> > > > agree" button!  "We shall see!"
> > > 
> > > I think you cancelled it :(
> > > 
> > > Try again, this time use the <TAB> key to highlight the text
> > > "Ok" and
> > 
> > press
> > 
> > > <enter>
> > 
> > Hello, Lindsay --
> > 
> > Thanks for your comments.  When I again do "apt-get update",
> > there are a lot of hits followed by --
> > 
> > E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource
> > temporarily unavailable)
> > E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/),
> > is another process using it?
> 
> Unless you have another package manager running in the background
> (cli or gui), you will need to remove the lock file mentioned in
> the error:
> 
> sudo rm  /var/lib/dpkg/lock

Actually, don't!
It's likely KPackageKit or something similar. Just wait 5 minutes and 
try again...

  --Reinhold



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