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 command.
Note: If its not solving the problem and neither rebooting, maybe some old
apt-get is a tool for handling
dpkg packages and handles one package at a time. There's may be a case that your previous action is still engaging the
apt-get engine. Just like @karel suggested, 'close first and then only try another'
apt-getthread was halted while executing, leaving
aptlocked. You'll need to delete the lock file with
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lockand also the lock file in cache directory with
sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock