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Old 10-19-2006, 11:43 AM   #1
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Adept Database Locked


Running Kubuntu Dapper 6.0.6

After not using Kubuntu for a while, I logged in today and wanted to do an update. When I launched Adept, I received a message that said that the database is locked and can only be used in "read only" mode. It said that the most likely cause was that another process was using the database. No other apps were running unless it was running in the background. The update monitor utility was running in the tray, but I closed it with no change and even tried rebooting with it off with no change - still the same message. I looked into the system settings/system services list and saw nothing that seemed to have anything to do with the database, though I am not experienced enough to spot something unless it was obvious.

Suggestions?

Thanks!!

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Old 10-19-2006, 12:01 PM   #2
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Cancel request. I found this on another forum and it did the trick:

"I fixed this by deleting the contents of /var/lib/dpkg/updates, (don't delete the directory)"

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Old 10-19-2006, 12:02 PM   #3
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You can try this https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ku...ly/007203.html
 
Old 10-19-2006, 12:22 PM   #4
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plj...thanks! I saw that one on another forum, but the person who was told to do that said it didn't help him, so I tried the other suggestion - the one I mention in my reply above, which worked.

However, looks like a good suggesion as well and will keep it in mind for next time.

BTW, I am also in the Tri-Cities...work in Richland, and live in Badger Canyon. Think we might have had a previous exchange some time ago.

Thanks again!
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