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chushingura
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[SOLVED] update failing

Post by chushingura » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:29 pm

Update manager is failing to update the system. I get the following message ....... E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Could not open file descriptor -1
E: Unable to lock the list directory ,... and ....
Could not download all repository indexes

The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct.,,,What do I do next?
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Sir Charles
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Re: update failing

Post by Sir Charles » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:09 pm

Open a teminal and run sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/lock and thensudo apt-get update.
If this won't resolve your issue, paste the error messages you get.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: update failing

Post by chushingura » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:31 pm

Thank you very much Marziano. Perfect.

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Re: update failing

Post by Sir Charles » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:44 pm

You are welcome! Glad it worked out.
:D
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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