View Full Version : [ubuntu] Update Manager Problems

December 31st, 2009, 10:36 AM
When I try to Update or press Reload in Synaptic Package manager, I get the following error:
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the list directory
What's the problem? I updated on 28th and it worked fine. And now!!!

December 31st, 2009, 11:58 AM
this error arise when you are trying to install or update using apt or aptitude and there is already a similar application(say synaptic) open which has already locked the resources.
probably restarting will solve the issue.

December 31st, 2009, 12:01 PM
or try sudo pkill apt to kill apt