[ubuntu-za] Font installer blocking updates

Marius Kruger amanic at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 22:25:50 UTC 2012

On 1 July 2012 16:31, Jan Greeff <jan at verslank.net> wrote:

> Thanks Tom, but this avenue also seems to be blocked: 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?
> I am getting the same response for both the commands you suggested.

You have to close synaptic or other package-management-software when
running it.

However if it was open when you clicked on the "next" button and rebooted
your pc :(
then it may be hanging around from that. In that case you can safely
delete /var/lib/dpkg/lock
(when all the apt apps are closed)

✝ Marius
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