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Old 09-16-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
Xirtrips
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dpkg --configure -a


I post this question here because I wasn't able to find any specific info about the problem.
I wanted to install some packages but the program can't connect to the webiste of witch it has to download the packages from.
this is what I get

--00:21:33-- ftp://alien.ssl.berkeley.edu/pub/set...-linux-gnu.tar
(try: 6) => `/tmp/fileumZXeQ'
Connecting to alien.ssl.berkeley.edu[128.32.18.176]:21... failed: Connection timed out.
Retrying.

--00:24:48-- ftp://alien.ssl.berkeley.edu/pub/set...-linux-gnu.tar
(try: 7) => `/tmp/fileumZXeQ'
Connecting to alien.ssl.berkeley.edu[128.32.18.176]:21...


It just keeps trying to connect...

Would anybody have an idea about how to fix this ?
(I don't really need that package btw)
 
Old 09-16-2006, 06:13 PM   #2
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Now i get this 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?
xir:/home/youri# dpkg --configure -a
dpkg: status database area is locked by another process

I don't think any other process is using it ...
 
Old 09-16-2006, 06:21 PM   #3
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Somehow I just managed to run

apt-get clean
apt-get -f update


and it's kinda working now
 
  


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