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Old 06-16-2005, 07:51 PM   #1
obliviux
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apt-get update error on FC3


Hi,

I'm new to linux and an trying to get apt working. By following some directions I was able to get yum working and then installed apt with "yum install apt-get". That was successfull the problem is when I run apt-get update and the following happens.

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (2 No such file or directory)
E: Unable to lock the list directory

No sure what to do next.

thanks

obliviux
 
Old 06-16-2005, 07:53 PM   #2
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Were you root ?

Cheers,

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Old 06-16-2005, 08:23 PM   #3
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Yes I was logged in as root.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 09:58 PM   #4
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I am not familiar with FC3, but the most likely things that would cause such an error, IMO, are
  • You already have an apt process running (possibly one that failed while running). Check your running processes (top etc.), or reboot.
  • Unwittingly, you installed a broken copy of Apt. Try removing and then reinstalling.
  • You are attempting to run Apt from a 'live' copy of FC.
Presumably you've already looked in /var/lib/apt/lists, and it's empty ?

Cheers,

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