Can't do an update with sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get upgrade, pasting output in this message

William Scott Lockwood III vladinator at
Thu Dec 13 23:14:58 UTC 2012

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 5:11 PM, James R McKenzie <jimmckenzie at
> wrote:

> For the record, no other update process was running.
> Jims64BitLinuxMint13LapTop ~ # sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get upgrade
> [1] 9568
> Ign maya InRelease

> Lots snipped

> Ign precise/non-free Translation-en
> Fetched 159 kB in 6s (25.8 kB/s)
> E: 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?
> Reading package lists... Error!
> E: Problem renaming the file /var/cache/apt/pkgcache.bin.G1hYSI to
> /var/cache/apt/pkgcache.bin - rename (2: No such file or directory)
> W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
> [1]+  Exit 100                sudo apt-get update

Something else has the package database open. Likely some sort of automated
update checker. Either wait for it to run, or examine the output of ps aux
to find it, and then kill -9 it.

W. Scott Lockwood III
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