View Full Version : I can't install Wine...and what is up w/ this?

April 10th, 2008, 06:46 PM

can anyone tell me what is going on?!

April 10th, 2008, 06:51 PM
you have to close synaptic package manager while you run apt-get in terminal.

April 10th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Just to expand on that, you cannot have two different package management processes running at the same. Each package manager needs to have exclusive access to particular files in order to work, and will attempt to lock access when run to prevent other applications from trying to use them. In your case, Synaptic was already open and had locked access to /var/lib/dpkg so that when apt-get tried to acess it, it couldn't.

April 11th, 2008, 08:24 AM
you can't run at the same time synaptic & apt-get or aptitude. You must close synaptic to get an up-date .