crp at cmc.net
Sat Jan 17 17:58:32 UTC 2009
Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> --- On Sat, 1/17/09, Ray Parrish <crp at cmc.net> wrote:
>> From: Ray Parrish <crp at cmc.net>
>> Subject: Update error
>> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> Date: Saturday, January 17, 2009, 10:52 AM
>> 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?
>> Later, Ray Parrish
>> http://www.rayslinks.com/ Web index of human reviewed
>> Trouble shooting and Fixing Windows
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> Not withstanding the other reply which is correct, if your
> sure you don't have another dpkg process running which you
> can find by looking in your panel on console or by lsof then
> just rm the lock file and your ready to go without rebooting.
> rming the lock file will just about work in any case FTM.
> BTW, in your post about promiscuous mode there are a hundred
> or so google hits on the subject; the second of which probably
> answers you question. I know you know about googling.
> Leonard Chatagnier
> lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
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Thanks for the tip on lsof, hadn't heard of that one before. Now I know
of another tool at my disposal.
Later, Ray Parrish
http://www.rayslinks.com/ Web index of human reviewed links.
Trouble shooting and Fixing Windows
http://www.writingsoftheschizophrenic.com My poetry in web pages
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