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Old 07-30-2006, 11:00 AM   #1
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Unhappy Can't access Adept


I try to start Adept and I get a message saying that I cannot make any changes because the database is in use.. which to the best of my knowledge it isn't- I assume it is because of a crash a few days ago whilst using the program. Now I cannot do anything and need to regain access to the application.

I assume I need to delete something from the /var/usr directory but I am a complete Linux noob and have no idea what to do so any help is appreciated.

(My sincerest apologies if this is a duplicate post or in the wrong sub-forum)


(Using Kubuntu 6.06 LTS on i386 system)
Old 07-30-2006, 08:55 PM   #2
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you could try
sudo kill $(sudo fuser /var/lib/dpkg/lock)
which should end the process using the lock file and let Adept work
Old 07-31-2006, 02:59 PM   #3
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Fantastic! Thanks a lot, worked like a charm.


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