View Full Version : [ubuntu] dpkg error message

January 28th, 2009, 07:38 AM
Hello, I'm trying to install Open Office 3.0. I don't really understand what I'm doing. I executed the command

:~/Desktop/OOO300_m15_native_packed-1_en-US.9379/DEBS$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

which returned the error message

dpkg: status database area is locked by another process

Is there something not working? I can't figure out what other process could be accessing that area.

January 28th, 2009, 07:39 AM
Do you have Add/Remove programs or Synaptic Package Manager running?
I think you have to turn those off.

January 28th, 2009, 07:40 AM
Thank you! That was it.

January 28th, 2009, 07:45 AM
took me about 6 days to figure that one out when I first switch to Ubuntu.