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Very annoying thing in linux, even win 95 had it right

Postby salh on Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:56 am

Not dissing anything but this is VERY childishly annoying
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 mean for example when windows is running windows update, it doesn't stop us from installing or uninstalling anything (because right after getting mint i tried all 3 at the same time, too bad updates are really long [and to think mac users hated on windows' updates lol])

So could someone smarter than me please fix this? Thanks for all your hard work guis.
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Re: Very annoying thing in linux, even win 95 had it right

Postby caf4926 on Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:14 pm

And windows has online sources of free software?

Just stop the task or wait for it to finish.
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Re: Very annoying thing in linux, even win 95 had it right

Postby administrollaattori on Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:46 pm

salh wrote:
I mean for example when windows is running windows update, it doesn't stop us from installing or uninstalling anything (because right after getting mint i tried all 3 at the same time, too bad updates are really long [and to think mac users hated on windows' updates lol])

Updates are not working always .. :roll:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU2AmLP6t6c
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Re: Very annoying thing in linux, even win 95 had it right

Postby jbrnd on Tue May 13, 2014 9:04 pm

Changing this would require major changes to dpkg, for very little benefit. How often do you need to install more than one program at a time?
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