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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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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/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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installing Blender on Ubuntu [duplicate]

my version of blender is 2.69, Ubunto is 13.10, Processor i7 with Nvidia 640 Graphic card. i was running window,but changed my mind and want to use Lunix, i just installed ubunto first time today ...
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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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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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I am unable update ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

when I'm trying to update through terminal I'm getting the following error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration ...
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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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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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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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i want to install java on Ubuntu 13.04, but i got this type of problem during installing java [duplicate]

problem is that: apt-get install default-jre 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 ...
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Can't install Updates by Software Updater [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 some days ago. Now I am trying to update software using Software Updater, but it stops at: Reading Database I ran some commands on reading some websites, this is what ...
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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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struggling to update repositories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fixing “Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock” I recently installed Ubuntu using WUBI on my Windows 7 machine. I got the following message from terminal ...
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how to resolve these problems to install synaptic package manger in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: ...
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Update Manager - Not all updates can be installed - partial upgrade [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.04LTS. When I was running the update manager, it was interrupted. When I restarted the computer, and tried to run the update manger, I received the message "Not all updates can be ...
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Hello, issue with this command apt-get [duplicate]

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (2: No such file or directory) E: Unable to lock the list directory
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software-center stopped working after crash [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock” problem? After a computer crash I had to reboot and since then ubuntu software-center no longer works for me. I'm ...
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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 while installing update [duplicate]

I am very new to ubuntu. I have Installed today only. I tried to update software by typing comnmand in Terminal as pranay@Hom-lnx:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] ...
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Why is that updating problem after just installing ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

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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Why does dpkg give me a “could not lock” error even after a reboot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fixing “Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock” I get a dpkg is locked error even after a reboot??? i can't do any apt-get related commands E: Could not 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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sudo apt-get update not working in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

It displays this message: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ Help would be appreciated as I ...
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Unable to lock (/var/lib/dpkg/) is another process using it? [duplicate]

First of all, I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, so please be gentle. I recently tried to dual boot Windows 7 with the most recent Ubuntu OS (14.04 i believe) and somehow managed to delete my ...
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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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