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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1answer
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E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) after trying to install wine [duplicate]

I just tried to install Internet Explorer using these instructions on the Ubuntu help wiki. It brought up a terms of service screen in the terminal, which I couldn't figure out how to accept, so I ...
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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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Unable to lock administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) [duplicate]

How to fix the error 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 ...
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ERROR MESSAGE: E Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable) [duplicate]

I've been getting this exact error message since I installed Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal 64-bit on 10/09. I haven't installed any updates, so it can't be that, since its the first thing that pops up. ...

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