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In this Unixmen tutorial there are 11 steps to setup Conky; I did all of them but the terminal show this message:

The program 'conky' can be found in the following packages:
         * conky-cli
         * conky-std
Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>

I then try this but saw this message:

ismail@ismail-ASUS:~$ sudo apt-get install conky
[sudo] password for ismail: 
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 it?

Can you help me?

marked as duplicate by karel, Eric Carvalho, David Foerster, Zanna command-line Jan 25 '18 at 13:26

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Probably Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic is already open. If so, close those programs, and retry.

If nothing changes, close the session (log out) or reboot and retry.

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If you are absolutely sure Software Center or synaptic are not running, if necessary, you can do

sudo rm -rf /etc/var/lib/dpkg/lock

and retry, which will work, but it's not recommended. Do it if you cant restart right now.

I'd say you restart or log in again and retry.

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The error means dpkg is running. If you run sudo killall dpkg (or sudo killall -9 dpkg when the first command complains about not being able to kill dpkg) then it will be fixed.

BUT: This is not the 'clean' method of stopping dpkg down !

Some background first: dpkg is the 'real' package manager of ubuntu. Apt, apt-get, synaptic, ... are all frontends. If you close all this frontends then the error will also be gone (in a clean way)

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