Nigel Henry cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr
Thu Nov 27 16:58:18 UTC 2008

On Thursday 27 November 2008 17:15, Keith Clark wrote:
> I am trying to install updates but i get the following error:
> > Unable to get an exclusive lock
> >
> > This usually means that another package management application (like
> > apt-get or aptitude) is already running. Please close that application
> > first.
> I am not running any other apt-get or aptitude to my knowledge.
> Keith

It's probably some "search for updates daemon" that is running when you login. 
Personally, and being on dialup, I try to disable all this stuff, as it's a 
bit too much like Windows. Rant aside, if you leave it for a few minutes, 
then try for the updates again, you may well find that the problem is 


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