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Old 03-29-2011, 08:57 AM   #1
heobmartin
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Question Update Manager graphical interface becomes unresponsive


Hello friends!

I am using Debian Squeeze 6.0. Recently the Update Manager notified me that there are available 71 updates for downloading. When I click to them nothing happens.

I tried using the terminal and after few minutes I got the following message:

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?

As far as I know none other process is running.

Have anybody some idea about what could be happening?

Thanks!!

Hector.
 
Old 03-30-2011, 05:37 AM   #2
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The update manager is still running.

Try

Quote:
xkill --> Click on the update manager after

or

pkill update manager

or

init 6 -> just reboot

either way you need to kill it before you go manual.

Then in bash ->

Quote:

aptitude update && aptitude upgrade



Hope this helps.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 12:33 PM   #3
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Hi jv2112 !!

I want to thank you. Your post was a great help. Now the update manager is working as it should be.

Again thanks a lot !!!

heobmartin
 
Old 04-02-2011, 05:30 AM   #4
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Thumbs up

I am glad I could help.

Newbies need to stick together otherwise someday we will not be the gurus .............
 
  


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