Help needed with apt-get !

larry shields larry at
Sun Aug 19 17:51:18 UTC 2007

David Vincent wrote:
> larry shields wrote:
>> I am running Feisty 7.04, now as of this morning when I tried using 
>> apt-get update, I am getting this message:
>> E: Could not lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11 Resource 
>> temporarily unavailable)
>> E: Unable to lock the list directory...
>> Now does anyone know how I should correct this problem...
> just wait - the autoupdate function is probably running in the 
> background.  try again in a few minutes and this should have gone away.
> or you have synaptic running or possibly the update manager is running 
> too.  close any package managers and then try it.
> -d
I suppose you did not read my second posting, of which I had sent...
I found my problem, using autoremove, apt-get update is now working just 

Thanks for the replies...


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