can't lock on repository

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can't lock on repository

Postby kaykav on Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:12 am

Good morning,..........Jun15.9 7:15am

For the longest time I can,t download some apps. I get a message : " Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the download directory". Why is this? What do I need to do to eliminate this problem? Where can I find some tutorial on this subject? Thanks ......Rich
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Re: can't lock on repository

Postby emorrp1 on Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:42 am

That's the standard error report for trying to use more than one package manager at once, e.g. apt variants, mintInstall, mintUpdate (only when actually updating/upgrading), synaptic. Try closing them all, or setting mintUpdate's refresh time to a longer period (no need to update every 5 mins).
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