installing software

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at
Thu Apr 3 13:01:59 UTC 2008

On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:42:59 -0500
Erin Grant <izanami007 at> wrote:

> i have been trying to install nero, and limewire pro, but every time i
> try to install i get an error message saying that i can only run one
> software management tool at a time, but i dont have anything else
> running...

Open up a root terminal, and say
ps aux | grep dpkg
and see what comes up. That'll show you all instances of the debian package management system running.
You can kill the instances with `kill <PID>' but it's more polite to do it within the app itself, if you can find it.
adept, aptitude, synaptic, apt-get, dpkg, easyubuntu and the software updater all use the above.

Avi Greenbury <god at>

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