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Old 04-01-2006, 06:53 AM   #1
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Could not open lock file in Debian Sarge3.1


Hi,

When installing, updating, and removing software on Debian Sarge 3.1 I recieve this error. How do O fix this and what cuases it? Thanks

[Console Output] (named example)

apt-get install bind9
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (2 No such file or directory)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
 
Old 04-01-2006, 10:45 AM   #2
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Are you root?
 
Old 04-01-2006, 03:48 PM   #3
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Yes I am and Yes that server asks me that very anoying I must say.
 
Old 04-01-2006, 04:46 PM   #4
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What should I do to fix this problem? Thanks.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 01:16 AM   #5
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What did you try already?
Did you checked if the '/var/lib/dpkg/' exists and if '/var/lib/dpkg/lock'
exists?
When apt-get is not running (and the dpkg cache is not locked),
'/var/lib/dpkg/lock' anyway as an empty file.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 07:06 PM   #6
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thanks I'll look for that I think I have to reinstall apt. Thanks
 
  


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