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Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)

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marked as duplicate by Uri Herrera, Jorge Castro, belacqua, Thomas W., Mitch May 27 '13 at 20:08

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1. Check whether you are doing another apt-get install in another tab of terminal . This may sometime hold the lock . –  sabyasachi May 29 '13 at 9:09
Software Center is another fishy thing in your case. –  sabyasachi May 29 '13 at 9:09

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First, have you got synaptic or software center running? That would create the lock file you see referenced.

If not, perhaps something when wrong last time you installed. I've had that happen a couple of times, a reboot cleared it up.

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