[ubuntu-uk] Adept

Tez binary_y2k2 at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Feb 21 14:01:05 GMT 2007

Dean Sas wrote:
> Keith Harris wrote:
>> I've been trying to add other programs but when I try to use Adept it 
>> tells me it is being used by another program and to close that program 
>> down first. Can't find any other program being used. Can anyone help a 
>> novice please
> It could be the software updater (not sure what it is called in kubuntu) 
> , apt-get or aptitude in the command line, gnome-app-install (add/remove 
> programs), update-manager or synaptic if you have those gnome programs 
> installed.
> If you're sure you don't have any programs doing any kind of 
> installation/updating (maybe by rebooting just to be sure, or scanning 
> through the output of "ps -aux | less" and killing relevent programs) 
> you can remove the lock by running "rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock" in 
> the terminal.
> dsas
That is one way, but an "easier" way is just to do:
sudo fuser -vik /var/cache/apt/archives/lock
(or the location of the lock file in use)
that should kill the process using the file, and as a last resort you 
can remove the lock file itself after you have tried killing the process.


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