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Old 05-10-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Cancelling stuck


im running the latest Ubuntu LTS version
So i tried to install the latest adobe flash player from the adobe website in the ubuntu software center, then decided to cancel it and now it is stuck cancelling at the progress stage.

anything i try and do i get this message
"E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?"

i dont know what to do
 
Old 05-10-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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Process is hung and has a lock on those files, kill it with kill -9 or reboot your system.
 
Old 05-10-2012, 05:13 PM   #3
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used top, cant find the process to kill it

also, tired rebooting many times, nothing happens
 
Old 05-10-2012, 05:17 PM   #4
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You can use killall PROGRAM_NAME instead.
 
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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Watch using the kill all command.Just do a lsof on the file paths to find the pids, then kill them.
 
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:42 PM   #6
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but if it's in the Ubuntu software program, and i killed the Ubuntu software program and its still there, how would i find its file name?
 
Old 05-10-2012, 05:46 PM   #7
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Run lsof on these folder/file names:

"E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?"

so

Code:
lsof /var/lib/apt/lists/lock
 
Old 05-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #8
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sudo: unable to open /var/lib/sudo/meg/4: Read-only file system
lsof: WARNING: can't stat() fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon file system /home/meg/.gvfs
Output information may be incomplete.
COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME
aptd 2253 root 12uW REG 8,1 0 6423436 /var/lib/apt/lists/lock
meg@meg-HP-Pavilion-dv4-Notebook-PC:~$

omg... so many issues.... sorry for bein such a noob
 
Old 05-10-2012, 06:04 PM   #9
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Personally I would delete the lock files and hope for the best, but I am not an expert so only do if nobody has any better ideas.
 
Old 05-10-2012, 06:08 PM   #10
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Code:
kill -9 2253
do the same thing on the pids you find for the other files.
 
  


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