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Old 02-09-2019, 05:32 PM   #1
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sudo apt-get update not working

when i try to update system ;
sudo apt-get update
i get :

Reading package lists... Done
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/
what am i doing wrong

KDE Plasma Version 5.8.9
KDE Framework Version 5.36.0
Qt Version 5.6.1
Kernel Version 4.10.0-38-generic
OS Type 64-bit
4xIntel Core I3-4030 CPU @ 1.90 Ghz
Memory 3.8 GiB of Ram

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Old 02-09-2019, 09:35 PM   #2
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Another process might be using APT:-
OR> the repo might be down.

Do you have Synaptic or the Software MGR open and running?
IF so close it.

Did you change your sources list?
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I have observed that in a number of *buntu-based distros, an update checker checks for updates right after login and periodically thereafter. It could be that you are running into this update checker.

Try waiting a few minutes and then trying it again and let us know what happens.
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It definitely is that another process is currently updating. Any time it says cannot acquire the lock after running as sudo, it's another process. Let the other finish before trying again.


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