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I want to download softwares from Ubuntu Software Center, but all the time I am getting this error message:

The package indexes are currently changed by apt-get.

Please, suggest me what to do.

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@B. Roland, Am having the same problem am using Ubuntu 10.10 and after typing what you instructed earlier am still getting the following error E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ samoei@Samphil1:~$ Any solution Roland? – user13779 Apr 7 '11 at 7:50
Edit your question, and add to the description your version of the Ubuntu. After that, please open a terminal(Ctrl + Alt + T or Apps > Associates > Terminal), and type in:sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Does it give any errors? Add them to your question too. – antivirtel Apr 7 '11 at 11:09

Probably you have some other package management application active, like Synaptic, Update Manager, or apt-get in the terminal. Close all such applications and try again.

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