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

Reinhold Rumberger rrumberger at web.de
Sat Feb 27 21:05:54 GMT 2010


On Saturday 27 February 2010, Bruce MacArthur wrote:
> On Saturday 27 February 2010 02:03:19 pm 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
> 
> I have tried both this and the suggestion from Nils that I try --
> sudo dpkg --configure -a
> and then try the update again.  Each approach causes a lot of work
> to be done, and the final lines say --
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  
> /var/cache/apt/archives/sun-java6-bin_6.16-Oubuntu1.9.04_i386.deb
> /var/cache/apt/archives/sun-java6-jre_6-16-Ou7buntu.9.04_all.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> 
> THANKS for all the ideas; I feel as if I am headed backwards!

It remembers that you declined. Try purging before attempting to 
install again...
(sudo apt-get purge sun-java6-jre sun-java6-jdk)

  --Reinhold



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