View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't update - get lock message?

October 23rd, 2009, 07:08 PM
I had an update notification ready for me this morning when I turned on my laptop. I went ahead and followed the prompt to install the updates.

I then got a message, " E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the download directory"

I googled and saw only this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-157896.html

It had the user rebooting and/or removing some file in some lock folder.

I rebooted.

It then seemed to work.