update manager issue (SOLVED)

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update manager issue (SOLVED)

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Hello, I am having a bit of trouble with the update manager. It says its locked by another process and is temporarily unavailable.
these are the details I have;

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debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
Setting up libpam-systemd:amd64 (237-3ubuntu10.31) ...
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
dpkg: error processing package libpam-systemd:amd64 (--configure):
 installed libpam-systemd:amd64 package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 libpam-systemd:amd64
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:
Setting up libpam-systemd:amd64 (237-3ubuntu10.31) ...
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
dpkg: error processing package libpam-systemd:amd64 (--configure):
 installed libpam-systemd:amd64 package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 libpam-systemd:amd64
Thanks for any help.
Last edited by qhris on Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: update manager issue

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You can go to a terminal and try this command and see if it corrects the problem.

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sudo dpkg --configure -a
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Re: update manager issue

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Thanks for your reply kc1di,

I had been trying to install an HP printer package and it went sideways on me. I had just installed 19.2 on my laptop at the beginning of the month and didn't have much data on the drive to worry about. I have a separate 500gb storage drive on board with my data and it was safe. I checked my Timeshift and I did set it up to make scheduled backups (thank goodness) and was able to revert to an earlier backup file. It cleared the issue, and everything is ok, it installed the updates as normal.
Thank-you Timeshift.... let this be a lesson for all :)
I will mark this solved.
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Re: update manager issue (SOLVED)

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THIS DID NOT WORK!!!!!

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E: libpam-systemd: 0.0000:installed libpam-systemd:amd64 package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1


debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
Setting up libpam-systemd:amd64 (237-3ubuntu10.38) ...
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
dpkg: error processing package libpam-systemd:amd64 (--configure):
 installed libpam-systemd:amd64 package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 libpam-systemd:amd64
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:
Setting up libpam-systemd:amd64 (237-3ubuntu10.38) ...
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
dpkg: error processing package libpam-systemd:amd64 (--configure):
 installed libpam-systemd:amd64 package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 libpam-systemd:amd64
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Re: update manager issue (SOLVED)

Post by Moem »

rick2210 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:42 am
THIS DID NOT WORK!!!!!
Then start a new thread, please, as per the forum rules. Posting in a thread that's not about your hardware and system, and already marked as SOLVED, is not the best way to get help.
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