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Old 09-16-2015, 03:57 AM   #1
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manually dpkg


dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a'
I tried manually tried but it does not work
 
Old 09-16-2015, 04:06 AM   #2
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Can you give us more detail? Errors? Output?
 
Old 09-23-2015, 03:55 AM   #3
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sudo apt-get update
After this I got the result as
Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/
How to solve this?
 
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probably synaptic (or other package management tool) already started. You are not allowed to run them parallel.
 
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Originally Posted by shreesailam View Post
Code:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
What is the exact result of this command?
"Doesn't work" doesn't tell us anything.
Bullet 1

Thank you.
 
Old 09-23-2015, 07:51 AM   #6
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Before removing any files, make backups.

Code:
cp -arf /var/lib/dpkg ${HOME}/var-lib-dpkg.backup
Don't forget to remove the lock files.

/var/lib/dpkg/lock

If problems persist, there may be others you need to remove. Try the above first, and only move on if it doesn't help.

/var/lib/apt/lists/lock
/var/cache/apt/archives/lock

Now run the following after deleting each of the above files:
Code:
dpkg --configure -a
After you have done this, you may want to retry running the process you were running at the time dpkg had been interrupted (upgrade, dist-upgrade, etc.) to make sure there aren't more packages that need to be installed.

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