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error message in terminal

Postby Paulgr on Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:13 am

I've gotten this error message in terminal several times:

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?

Could anyone shed some light on this?
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Re: error message in terminal

Postby terrorblader on Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:15 am

What are you trying to do when you get these error messages?
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Re: error message in terminal

Postby linuxviolin on Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:14 am

dpkg? Hmm so it's a problem with packages. Would you have not with your command in the terminal open another program of package management like e.g Synaptic? If yes, close it before use your command in the terminal.
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