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Old 03-27-2008, 05:58 PM   #1
chefhess
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problems with installing alien


I am trying to install limewirelinux.rpm, I was told that I needed to install alien to do this. I tried sudo apt-get install alien but all I get is this:

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?

Does any one know what to do?
 
Old 03-27-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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Sounds like you are trying to do it while logged in as normal user. Installing software involves writing to directories that the normal user doesn't have permission to write to.

Su to root, then try again.

PS. In the future, please tell us what distro you are using. It would also be a good idea to read this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question.
 
Old 03-27-2008, 08:53 PM   #3
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problem install alien using ubuntu

thanks for the advice, but after I login in as su it still gave me the same error message when trying 'sudo apt-get install alien'.
 
Old 03-27-2008, 09:16 PM   #4
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Do you have an earlier version of limewire installed already?
 
Old 03-27-2008, 10:03 PM   #5
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no, I have never installed it on my computer.
 
  


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