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navaneethan
September 16th, 2009, 09:11 PM
when i am going to install any packages in my ubuntu hardy i face


root@navtux-desktop:~# apt-get install gnome-desktop
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?
root@navtux-desktop:~# apt-get install xfce
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?
root@navtux-desktop:~# sudo apt-get install --reinstall gnome-panel
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?


mainly these bolded problems

how to resolve this problem?

what is the reason?

sunchiqua
September 16th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Computer restart should fix this problem. For the future knowledge, you can't use 2 APT sessions at the same time.

halitech
September 16th, 2009, 09:26 PM
do you have synaptic open at the same time?