Locked admin directory ???

Larry larryesu at charter.net
Sun Jun 13 20:58:49 UTC 2010

On 06/13/2010 11:38 AM, Tom H wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Larry<larryesu at charter.net>  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
>>>> unavailable)
>>>> 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
>>>> open...???
>>> 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... ;-)
> Sorry. Didn't read your error message carefully enough.
> You must have a software update app running in the background; for
> example one of the startup apps runs to check if there are any updates
> and lets you know that there are updates available (I disable it so I
> cannot tell what it looks like...).
*Well what ever it was it has now disappeared, that is after my download 
had completed, I then rebooted...

It now works just fine...

Thanks to all who have responded...


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