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So I was installing playonlinux as I wanted iTunes. I typed in the terminal sudo apt-get install playonlinux and it went well. But I can't find it on my laptop anywhere. When I try to install it again it says

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?

Can I delete what has installed of playonlinux and if so, how? Or how do I reinstall it? I'm confused. Thanks

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marked as duplicate by Rinzwind, Seth, con-f-use, hhlp, Eric Carvalho Mar 18 '13 at 0:51

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Try hitting alt+f2 and then typing playonlinux. Does that open Play On Linux for you? (if so, I'll turn this into an answer, if not it'll stay a comment) – Thomas Ward Mar 17 '13 at 18:18
Nope nothing happens ^^ – Nick Massey Mar 17 '13 at 18:22
Do you have the software center, synaptic, or update manager running right now? – Thomas Ward Mar 17 '13 at 18:26
Errr not that I know of, can I find out in the terminal? – Nick Massey Mar 17 '13 at 18:33

Maybe the installation process was interrupted Or do you run Synaptic, Software Center or Update Manager at the moment? Because the apt installer is locked.

If you want to unlock it and you're not running Synaptic or something else, you should take a look here How do I fix a "Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock" problem?

There you find an answer how to unlock apt.

After that, you should be able to use it again and remove or install PlayOnLinux again.

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Okay how do I remove what I've got of playonlinux? – Nick Massey Mar 17 '13 at 18:38
You can remove PlayOnLinux with the following command sudo apt-get remove playonlinux. – TIIUNDER Mar 18 '13 at 16:24

This apps usually lock apt ;

Update Synaptic Ubuntu Software center moun sowftware center

it is secure polity for computer , if they are not open at same time when you trying install and you get this error


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