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E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) [duplicate]

I'm trying to run this command in the terminal: sudo apt install software-properties-common This is the error message I get: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (11: Resource ...
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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 ge lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - ...
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Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open [duplicate]

I been getting this problem in terminal now for a day. I have tried fixing read many guides and nothing. I am new to ubuntu any help will be appreciated. "14.04 lts" E: Could not get lock /var/cache/...
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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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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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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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Unable to use package manager due to “exclusive lock” error [duplicate]

My synaptic package manager in ubuntu10.10 is giving error: Unable to get exclusive lock This usually means that another package management application(like apt-get or aptitude) is already ...
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E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) finally fixed [duplicate]

I was configuring my local Ubuntu installation (14.04 LTS). I got this error while trying to run apt-get. I have seen many answer regarding this issue. None of a single answer solve my issue. So I ...
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What process created the /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend file in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have just booted my clean Ubuntu 18.04 LTS VM and tried to install some application with sudo apt install. But got error message: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (11: ...
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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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W: chmod 0700 of directory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial failed - SetupAPTPartialDirectory (1: Operation not permitted) [duplicate]

16.4 ubuntu apt-get update W: chmod 0700 of directory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial failed - SetupAPTPartialDirectory (1: Operation not permitted) E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - ...
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Trying to upgrade to 16.04 from 15.10, but “the required dependency 'apt (>= 1.0.10.2ubuntu2)' is not installed”? [duplicate]

I tried sudo apt-get update, but got 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 ...
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What is the purpose of lock file? [duplicate]

I have seen a file named lock in /var/cache/apt/archives in my Ubuntu 14.04. This file has only root access. When I try to display the contents of this file using sudo nano lock the file seems empty. ...
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Installation error from terminal and ubuntu software center [duplicate]

I am trying to install sublime using terminal but it pop out error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package sublime ...
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Can't install xdman using APT [duplicate]

I tried to install xdman using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xdman but I can't download it; I get this: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/...

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