Update error

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Sat Jan 17 16:58:17 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 11:52 AM, Ray Parrish <crp at cmc.net> wrote:
> Hello,
> I ran the update process today on Hardy Heron, and after downloading I
> was informed that the updates were unable to complete because the "dpkg:
> status database area is locked by another process".
> Anyone know how to recover from this?

Sure that it's not running in another window/console somewhere?

If you are really sure it's not running somewhere else (e.g. if you
reboot you will _know_ it's not running elsewhere) then you could
remove the lock file,  but I bet you won't have to.


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