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Old 10-12-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
ricardopresto
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Problem installing software in Kubuntu 13.04


Hi

Having a problem installing software (Gimp, but tried others with same result). Software manager saying 'Waiting' and not doing anything. Tried apt-get and got these error messages:

E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/

Grateful for any suggestions.
 
Old 10-12-2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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Open the terminal and cut and paste the following code

Code:
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lock && sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
 
Old 10-12-2013, 05:49 PM   #3
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Sorted. You're a star. Thank you so much
 
Old 10-12-2013, 07:49 PM   #4
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You're welcome. I am glad to be of help.
 
  


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