[olug] Two Ubuntu related problems
dan at linder.org
Tue Jan 24 14:37:56 UTC 2006
> On 1/23/06, Joe Gulizia <jrguliz at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> 2) I have problems updating Ubuntu...I get this
>> prompt "UNABLE TO GET EXCLUSIVE LOCK -- This usually
>> means that another package management application
>> system like apt-get or aptitude is already running.
>> Please close that application first."
>> Ubuntu documentation is not very straightforward (at
>> keast for me).
I'm new to the Ubuntu/Debian world, but I would expect that there is a
"lock file" laying around somewhere that wasn't cleaned up by
apt-get or other package manager.
Some Googling on "apt-get lock file" shows that
"/var/state/apt/lists/lock" might be the key. After a
clean reboot, does that file exist? Can you re-name it and try your
Maybe someone with a deeper knowledge of apt-get can shed some light
here. So far my experience with Kubuntu has been pretty positive.
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