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i cannot install any software through software center and when i try to remove software center this appear

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?
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    just google this E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? error report. – Avinash Raj Nov 19 '14 at 8:31
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Run the following command

sudo dpkg --configure -a

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  • First of all i am new on ubuntu and this appear when run the command dpkg: error: dpkg status database is locked by another process – Gaspard Kevin Nov 19 '14 at 8:25
  • Run the following commands sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lock sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock – Rohith Madhavan Nov 19 '14 at 8:26
  • it say No such file or directory Can you tell me more about this problem please – Gaspard Kevin Nov 19 '14 at 8:32
  • Did you run them one by one? If so, try sudo apt-get update – Rohith Madhavan Nov 19 '14 at 8:35
  • it continue saying E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? – Gaspard Kevin Nov 19 '14 at 8:58

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