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

I am trying to install cheese ubuntu@ubuntu:/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-23-generic$ sudo apt-get install cheese [sudo] password for ubuntu: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: ...
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Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock [duplicate]

when I try to apt-get update I'm getting the below 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/
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Unable to use package manager due to “exclusive lock” error [duplicate]

My synaptic package manager in ubuntu10.10 is giving error: Unable to get exclusive lock This usually means that another package management application(like apt-get or aptitude) is already ...
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How can I solve Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) [duplicate]

I am really New to UBUNTU 14.04 and whenever I try to update or install anything I get this error: > sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for trojanfm: E: Could not get > lock ...
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How do I unlock /var/lib/dpkg/lock? [duplicate]

I attempted to install dropbox on my Ubuntu system, but now I am unable to install or uninstall any software. I get this error: E: Unable to lock the administration directory /var/lib/dpkg/lock? I ...
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“Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock” error [duplicate]

I receive the following message: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: permmission denied)
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Installation Error, “Unable to lock the administration directory” [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any software through Terminal or Software on my Ubuntu 11.04, I'm getting this response: In Terminal: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource ...
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Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open [duplicate]

I been getting this problem in terminal now for a day. I have tried fixing read many guides and nothing. I am new to ubuntu any help will be appreciated. "14.04 lts" E: Could not get lock ...
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Unable to lock administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) [duplicate]

How to fix the error 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 ...
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ERROR MESSAGE: E Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable) [duplicate]

I've been getting this exact error message since I installed Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal 64-bit on 10/09. I haven't installed any updates, so it can't be that, since its the first thing that pops up. ...
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How to fix “Resource temporarily unavailable” error running “sudo apt-get update”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fixing “Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock” When I try to run sudo apt-get update this is what it shows; what should I do? E: Could not get lock ...
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How do I unlock “/var/lib/apt/lists/”? [duplicate]

I was installing an item using package manager when it froze. I used Alt + F2 to close it. Afterwards, whenever I try to install anything via apt-get, the terminal reads: E: Could not get lock ...
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Stuck on “waiting for apt-get to exit” in Software Centre [duplicate]

I'm trying to download something, and it's stuck on "waiting for apt-get to exit". Also, when I'm trying to use the terminal it says "unable to lock the administration directory" after I type in a ...
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Can't install any update or software from Software Center [duplicate]

I tried to install updates and it's saying to get partial upgrade When trying Partial Upgrade doesn't working again. And when trying to install any software it doesn't installing. Can someone help me? ...
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Cannot lock /var/lib/dpkg/ [duplicate]

semary@SemarY-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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12.04 unattended-upgrades package has lock on /var/lib/dpkg/lock (cannot sudo apt-get update due to lock) [duplicate]

Calling the sudo apt-get update fails to complete. Fails with: Fetched 2,212 kB in 13s (162 kB/s) E: ...
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Can't Install codecs ( Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock ) [duplicate]

I used the commands at the end of this article to try installing the restricted extras the article recommends. http://www.webupd8.org/2013/04/7-things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu.html sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? [duplicate]

root@moonlight:~# apt-get install openssh-server E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), ...
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I have problem with gnome3 [duplicate]

I have a problem with this code in terminal: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell It's not working Look at this error E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily ...
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playonlinux installation failed how do I fix it? [duplicate]

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 ...
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“sudo apt-get update” command won't work [duplicate]

I am trying to install azenis icons and it won't work. whenever I type "sudo apt-get update" this is what I get: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource ...
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Unable install software using sudo apt-get install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fixing Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock When I used sudo apt-get install it is either getting struck or it is showing an error like this E: Could not get lock ...
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Installation error from terminal and ubuntu software center [duplicate]

I am trying to install sublime using terminal but it pop out error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package sublime ...
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Problem in updating [duplicate]

Whenever I try to update my system I get these error messages: W: Failed to fetch http://dl.hhvm.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease Unable to find expected entry 'main/source/Sources' in Release file ...
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Is there a way to get the administrator lock opened? [duplicate]

I know that when a package is being installed, the root directory [I think?] gets an administrator lock and can't make an other installation at the same time. Is there a way to stop that ...
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Cannot add or update software in software center, [duplicate]

Having trouble with software center. it says Canceling but does nothing. I get E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory ...
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1answer
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Are you a root? [duplicate]

If I want to install a program by: sudo apt-get install package_name I always get the error: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (2 No such file or directory) E: Unable to ...
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What is the purpose of lock file? [duplicate]

I have seen a file named lock in /var/cache/apt/archives in my Ubuntu 14.04. This file has only root access. When I try to display the contents of this file using sudo nano lock the file seems empty. ...
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How to uninstall apps downloaded from internet in Ubuntu 12.04 lts [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu right now and i want to know how do we uninstall an app which i downloaded from the internet in this case a Facebook messenger called ftalk. I type this command in the terminal: ...
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Forced-quit Sun JDK installation through terminal [duplicate]

I downloaded the package and went through the installation process. I was first prompted with the license. There was an unclickable button which, as the tutorial said, I had to click. So I closed the ...
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getting error Resource temporarily unavailable [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) no matter what i try to install i get this error, also i get unity & unity 2d not installed so if ...
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How do I install unsettings in ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

When I try to install through my terminal I get this error: enyel@Alexandria:~$ sudo apt-get unsettings E: Invalid operation unsettings enyel@Alexandria:~$ sudo apt-get install unsettings E: Could ...
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Where is my lock file? mysql [duplicate]

Below is my console out put I have no idea how to proceed with this, Can anyone provide some direction? apt-get install mysql-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Installing Blender on Ubuntu [duplicate]

my version of blender is 2.69, Ubuntu is 13.10, Processor i7 with Nvidia 640 Graphic card. i was running Windows,but changed my mind and want to use Linux, i just installed Ubuntu first time today ...
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apt error “could not get lock…” [duplicate]

I know that the sudo password is my account password. Buy when I type it that error messafe comes "Could not get lock.....". What to do?
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Acer 3680 Ubuntu 14.04 No WIFI [duplicate]

lynda@lynda-Aspire-3680:~$ lspci -vnn | grep 14e4 0a:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02) ...
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Error while installing g++ [duplicate]

I am getting this error: sathiesh@sathiesh:~$ sudo apt-get install g++ [sudo] password for sathiesh: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable ...
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Software center disappeared after installing exelearning [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu today and everything worked pefectly. But I must have done something wrong because I cannot find or install the Software Center. I tried to install the authoring programm ...
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I can't update wine from 1.5.10 to 1.5.11 due to a dpkg lock file [duplicate]

I have tried double checking for updates and updating the ppa via the terminal. The terminal outputs this, at the end. E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily ...
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/var/lib/dpkg/lock…help! [duplicate]

I had to reinstall the entire OS a little while ago and I have been trying to reinstall all of the programs I had before but I got a bit a of a problem now. I was trying to download dropbox from ...
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SKYPE for 13.04 [duplicate]

how to insall skype in 13.04, i used this command --- sudo apt-get install skype bt it comes like this sudo apt-get install skype output: [sudo] password for sixdee: E: Could not get lock ...
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Can't add applications using sudo apt-get and unofficial ppa: unable to lock directory [duplicate]

My terminal shows this error. I can't add any applications. Please help someone ashwin@ash:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa [sudo] password for ashwin: The official Ubuntu Tweak stable ...
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Error Message while sudo apt-get -f install [duplicate]

Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
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what should I do…? I cannot install avro on 14.4 [duplicate]

Ign http://bd.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Translation-en_US Ign http://bd.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en_US Fetched 2,919 B in 22s (129 B/s) E: Could not get lock ...
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What does it mean it can't access this file? [duplicate]

user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for user: user Sorry, try again. [sudo] password for user: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: ...
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Install Wine Problem [duplicate]

I wan't to install wine in Ubuntu but after type this sentence a message appear that says : E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the ...
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unable to acquire lock while installing software [duplicate]

While installing package I'm getting this error. E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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1answer
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unable to uninstall comodo on 12.04 lts 32-bit system [duplicate]

I tried to uninstall comodo but it is showing the following errors: anurag@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get --purge remove cav-linux E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily ...
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Error in installation from terminal [duplicate]

i am using ubuntu15.04. when i am trying to install to something in my pc from terminal then following problem arise: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily ...
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I type sudo apt-get install g++ ,But nothing is installed [duplicate]

I type: sudo apt-get install g++ but,I get message: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...

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