Originally Posted by TheMazeProject
My Ubuntu Software Center hangs on an installation of a downloaded .deb file from astah-community. ...
The installation was almost complete and then got stuck for some reason. ...
I saw another post on a similar problem, where the problem was solved with:
sudo dpkg --purge --force-all astah-community
but I got:
dpkg: status database area is locked by another process
I assume this is the thread you are referring to:
If tying the suggestions I gave in that thread do not work for you, then I am afraid I don't have anything else to offer. Try running all of the suggestions I presented in that thread.
NOTE: Did you have the software center or synaptic package manager open when you ran that command? The "dpkg: status database area is locked by another process
" can happen if you have another package manager open when you run package management commands from the terminal. See these:
Are you able to install updates and other packages? What happens if you run from the terminal:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
If you get errors, then post them here.
You are the second person that has had this problem. It seems that the astah-community
.deb package is either corrupted or it is just incompatible with Ubuntu. I would not use it.
In the future, stick with packages from the Ubuntu repositories for the best results. Use packages from third party repositories with caution, if at all, and you will avoid problems.
And welcome to the LQ forums!