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Old 07-13-2006, 11:44 AM   #1
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Update error


i tried to install updates on my Ubuntu, but it showed an error:

E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the download directory

is this my software problem or in the download directory?

Old 07-13-2006, 12:00 PM   #2
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are you using sudo? maybe apt-get doesnt have permissions to lock it

or maybe it is in use

ps aux | grep apt
Old 07-13-2006, 12:20 PM   #3
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first of all i am not so advanced Linux user- i use Update manager the updates just "comes to me" and i am installing them
but i will try your suggestion


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