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    Unable to get exclusive lock?

    When either using terminal or add/remove programs im getting,
    "Unable to get exclusive lock"

    or

    "E: Could not get lck /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)

    Thanks

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    Re: Unable to get exclusive lock?

    Do you get this when you open the terminal, or when you try to run dpkg/aptitude or something like that *in the terminal*. If you have Synaptic open at the same time, you will get messages like this.

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    Re: Unable to get exclusive lock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthon View Post
    Do you get this when you open the terminal, or when you try to run dpkg/aptitude or something like that *in the terminal*. If you have Synaptic open at the same time, you will get messages like this.
    Or if the scheduled CRON updating is occuring.
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    Re: Unable to get exclusive lock?

    I get it when i try to install an app,
    for example im trying to get wine, and typing "sudo apt-get install wine"
    I dont know if this is correct, but the message i was saying is coming up when i type that.
    Also how to i tell if the CRON of whatever is updating?
    Cheers.

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    Re: Unable to get exclusive lock?

    bump

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    Re: Unable to get exclusive lock?

    Please try:
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    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get -f update
    and post the complete error message here, thanks.
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    Re: Unable to get exclusive lock?

    W: GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY A040830F7FAC5991
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 7889D725DA6DEEAA
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 632D16BB0C713DA6
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 28A8205077558DD0
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 2ED6BB6042C24D89
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 6E871C4A881574DE
    W: GPG error: http://deb.mulx.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY B1F5957DE4946268
    W: GPG error: http://deb.opera.com lenny Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 033431536A423791
    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?



    Appologies for the late reply.

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    Re: Unable to get exclusive lock?

    Bump!

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    Re: Unable to get exclusive lock?

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    Re: Unable to get exclusive lock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falx_ View Post
    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?
    At any point in time, only one package manager (apt, apt-get, aptitude, update-manager, synaptic) should be running. If you are not sure, reboot your PC.

    The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 033431536A423791
    Have you installed the public keys of the PPA repositories you have in /etc/apt/sources.list?

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