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Old 03-23-2005, 08:13 PM   #1
vharishankar
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"apt-get update" error


I get the following error when I last tried to re-load my package list
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E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the list directory
I was logged in as root, so I cannot imagine what the problem might be here.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 09:34 PM   #2
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Are you sure you were logged in as root ? This is normally the error you get when attempting to run apt-get update as a normal user. Also, check this thread: http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtop...218346b16b2ade.

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Old 03-23-2005, 09:49 PM   #3
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I did it from an 'su' terminal.

Actually it worked after a couple of retries. But now the problem is that the process of updating packages list is terminated halfway due to server timeout.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 09:52 PM   #4
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You may want to add a few more servers to your sources.list, in that case. It may even be worth bugging your ISP to host a mirror

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