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Old 08-03-2006, 06:10 PM   #1
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Repository update problems in Ubuntu

I'm still having problems updating repositories and installing software on my AMD64. I've updated /etc/apt/sources.list to enable installing multimedia software, however, when I ran sudo apt-get update I received the usual 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?

I can't log in as root in Gnome - it's not allowed.

Any ideas? I'd rather not have to go back to KDE.
Old 08-04-2006, 01:52 PM   #2
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It looks like another process is locking it. And if you want to enable logging in as root just do:
sudo passwd root
then make up a password for it.


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