Another Packager Manager Is Running

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Mar 22 16:49:11 UTC 2005

On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 07:37:55PM +0300, ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY wrote:
>         It's very important that you do *NOT* delete the lock file while
>         the process that created it is still running.  Just as I said
>         above, reboot your system to be safe.  A corrupted "available"
>         file (created and maintained by the Debian Packaging System) is
>         not something funny.

A corrupted "status" file is bad. A corrupted "available" file is
straightforward to recover; just run 'dselect update'.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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