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Old 01-26-2013, 11:07 AM   #1
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Question Lock directory does not exist?

Hey guys, in running Raspbian Wheezy on my Raspberry Pi, and every time I go to install something, it says that /var/lib/dpkg/lock does not exist, and that it cannot lock the administration directory.

How should I go about fixing this? Any help is appreciated.
Old 01-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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There is no such thing as a lock directory, only lock files. These are placed inside the working directory of the application. I'm not sure an ordinary user can fix this (might be a bug upstream somewhere) but you can create the file (as root!) with
touch /var/lib/dpkg/lock


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