[olug] Re: Two Ubuntu related problems (Take 2)

Daniel Linder dan at linder.org
Tue Jan 24 17:46:38 UTC 2006

That sounds like a lock file that didn't get cleaned up properly.

If you delete the lock file and it works again, you might want to open an
enhancment request with the Ubuntu team -- during the boot-up phase it
should be safe to delete these lock files, it could be something to do

If you continue to have this problem and can't track down what app is
causing it, you can always add a "rm -f
/var/state/apt/lists/lock" to a startup script yourself.

Good luck!


On Tue, January 24, 2006 11:23, Joe Gulizia wrote:

> When I reboot and after a shutdown/restart I still

> have the same problem with the prompt.


> I can try renaming tonight I hope.


> Thanks to all who are responding...ALL help

> appreciated.

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