Update error

Ray Parrish crp at cmc.net
Sat Jan 17 17:14:17 UTC 2009

Brian McKee wrote:
> 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.
> Brian
I'm sure it's not running in another window ar anything, as I had just 
booted up, started my email, started the browser, then began updates. 
How do I delete the lock file, and then what do I do after that to 
complete these updates?

Thanks, Ray Parrish

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