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heobmartin 03-29-2011 07:57 AM

Update Manager graphical interface becomes unresponsive
Hello friends!

I am using Debian Squeeze 6.0. Recently the Update Manager notified me that there are available 71 updates for downloading. When I click to them nothing happens.

I tried using the terminal and after few minutes I got the following message:

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

As far as I know none other process is running.

Have anybody some idea about what could be happening?



jv2112 03-30-2011 04:37 AM


The update manager is still running.



xkill --> Click on the update manager after


pkill update manager


init 6 -> just reboot

either way you need to kill it before you go manual.

Then in bash ->


aptitude update && aptitude upgrade

Hope this helps. ;)

heobmartin 04-01-2011 11:33 AM

Hi jv2112 !!

I want to thank you. Your post was a great help. Now the update manager is working as it should be.

Again thanks a lot !!!


jv2112 04-02-2011 04:30 AM

I am glad I could help. :)

Newbies need to stick together otherwise someday we will not be the gurus ............. :study:

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