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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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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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“E: Unable to locate package update” when I try to update my system, why?

I have almost an hour trying to update my installation, this is how I'm trying to do it: $ sudo apt-get install update [sudo] password for braiam: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Cannot open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock permission denied--even using sudo

I recently installed a fresh version of Ubuntu LTS 12.04. I had been using LTS 10.4 and saved my package.list and was planning on using $> sudo dpkg --set-selections < package.list ...
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gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme won't install due to unmet dependencies

I have gnome-tweak-tool install and use it regulary. I cannot however install the gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme to change the shell. I already have the ppa but when it put sudo apt-get install ...
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Terminal stops every time a yes/no question appears

I have encountered a problem when using the terminal to install programs. Whenever a yes/no option like the one below appears, not just with this program, but with any I try, the terminal stops after ...
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Permission denied, are you root?

I get this error whenever I try to install programs using the terminal: home@ubuntu:~$ apt-get install myunity E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable ...
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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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The Software Center won't start anymore, how to fix it?

I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 for last 2 months. It was working properly but suddenly the Ubuntu Software Center has started hanging. Now it doesn't open. And every time I try to open it, I have to ...
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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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How do I continue configuration if apt-get was interrupted?

In case there were some problems during the last at-get operation, is there a command that checks if something has to be continued in apt-get?
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Getting error while running this command sudo apt-get install curl git-core

After running the command to install ruby sudo apt-get install curl git-core I am getting an error- E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: ...
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Tried to install wireless driver and now terminal and update manager no longer work either

My PC specifications: Dell Latitude D830. Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) dual boot with windows xp pro 6 days ago. Chip ID is Broadcom BCM4311. PCI-ID is [14e4:4312] Last week I installed ...

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