Update error

Cybe R. Wizard cybe_r_wizard at earthlink.net
Sun Jan 18 00:46:46 UTC 2009

Ray Parrish <crp at cmc.net>  said:
> 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

I'll bet that Ubuntu was automatically checking for available updates
since you had just booted your box.  That would be another package
manager running and prevent completion of what you were doing manually
if it (the automatic one) started first.

Cybe R. Wizard
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