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    Installing desktops in 13.04

    I'm running Lubuntu 13.04 and I'm trying to install the other desktop environments. Using "sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop"Gets me the following 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 it?


    Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by JLeon85; March 24th, 2013 at 06:16 AM.

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    Re: Installing desktops in 13.04

    Is another process using it?

    Do you have another package manager open like maybe the software center? Only one can be open at a time.

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    Re: Installing desktops in 13.04

    Try this in terminal IF ibjsb4 's suggestion does not work:

    sudo rm -r /var/lib/dpkg/lock

    This will remove the lock. However, only do this if you do not have something like synaptic already open, or something like aptitude running.

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    Re: Installing desktops in 13.04

    Thanks guys! There must have been something else running, because a reboot was all it took. I'll keep that unlock method in mind though.

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    Re: Installing desktops in 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by JLeon85 View Post
    Thanks guys! There must have been something else running, because a reboot was all it took. I'll keep that unlock method in mind though.
    Bigger hammer (reboot) is always available... We prefer working with the smallest that is effective...

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    Re: [SOLVED] Installing desktops in 13.04

    Bigger hammer (reboot) is always available... We prefer working with the smallest that is effective...
    LOL Much appreciated!
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