Q) status database area is locked?

Rei Shinozuka shino at panix.com
Mon Aug 16 20:09:54 UTC 2010

  might you have synaptic open?  or possibly another instance of dpkg 
open on this or another login?  if you're not sure, log out or reboot 
the machine to make sure you're not conflicting with another package 


On 08/16/2010 03:59 PM, Glen Lee wrote:
>  Dear Ubuntu experts,
>  Can anybody help me how to fix this error below?
>  Thanks,
>  Glen
>  glen at ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
> [sudo] password for glen:
> dpkg: status database area is locked by another process

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