Unlocking package manager at bootup

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Unlocking package manager at bootup

Postby Circlotron on Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:33 am

I can never leave well enough alone, consequently I often break something on my computer. Occasionally I have to manually remove the lock the package manager asserts. Is it a safe idea to have the lines
rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lock
rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock
in /etc/rc.local so that they execute automatically on bootup just in case, or might this cause some problems?
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Re: Unlocking package manager at bootup

Postby computerbob on Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:56 pm

I think the software has enough to do just to boot up. I disable several programs, that I don't use (welcome and Caribou), in System Settings/Start Up Preferences. I noticed that the Mint Update Manager is on by default. I would minimize start up programs to get to my desktop faster, and then open my browser and anything else I need.
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