Locked admin directory ???
blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sun Jun 13 14:48:59 UTC 2010
On 14/06/10 00:13, Larry wrote:
> On 06/13/2010 09:02 AM, Tom H wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 9:30 AM, Larry<larryesu at charter.net> wrote:
>>> I have a problem with not being able to install or even use apt-get
>>> because I keep getting this...
>>> Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily
>>> E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is
>>> another process using it?
>>> Does anyone know how to kill this processor that seems to be still
>> You have to be root or use sudo.
> *Thanks, but I no that, when using apt-get or synaptic etc...But the
> problem that I am having is I can not use either apt-get or synaptic
> because something has it locked, why or what I have no-idea...This is
> what I am trying to find out... ;-)
> Thanks again Larry
Sounds like apt-get/synaptic is still trying to complete its work but is
stuck and therefore is 'locked' until it completes its task.
Do you reboot your computer or is it running 24/7? Rebooting may clear
this lock. The easiest is to do the following otherwise one would need
to go and find the "!lock" which is locking apt-get/synaptic - and I
don't know where this could be without searching for it. (If you are
using Firefox or Thunderbird you will find "!lock" in the /.FF or TB
directory when either one is actually active.)
Otherwise, at terminal do "sudo ps aux" and look to see which PID the
still running apt-get or synaptic has been assigned (which is causing
the lock)...and kill it (you know how don't you? with "kill xxxxx" or if
it doesn't want to get deaded then use apocalyptic "kill -9 xxxxx" where
"xxxxx" is the PID number of the still running apt-get/synaptic. Just
make sure that you use the right PID number, and don't mistype it :-) .)
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