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    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unava

    when i make remove some software from ubuntu software center this massage appear E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the list directory
    although i'm not openany termenal and nothing use apt-get


    what can i do?????????????????/

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    Re: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily un

    Quote Originally Posted by marwa aly View Post
    when i make remove some software from ubuntu software center this massage appear E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the list directory
    although i'm not openany termenal and nothing use apt-get


    what can i do?????????????????/
    Maybe jockey running in the background?

    Code:
    ps aux | grep "jockey"

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    Re: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily un

    Did you use 'sudo' with the apt-get command to remove software? That's a prerequisite to remove software.

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    Re: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily un

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Time View Post
    Did you use 'sudo' with the apt-get command to remove software? That's a prerequisite to remove software.
    OP mentioned he is using the Software Center (USC). I assume he should have been prompted for a password?

    apt-get would return:

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    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

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