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Thread: All permissions seemingly denied.

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Ubuntu Karmic Koala (testing)

    Re: All permissions seemingly denied.

    Quote Originally Posted by zezuza View Post
    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?
    You can't run two package-related programs at the same time. If you were already running synaptic and you try running apt-get, you get that error. Also vice-versa.

    This is so one program can't interfere with another, which would cause catastrophic mangling of your packages and configuration.

    I personally wish that error message was more useful and informative.
    He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
    -Thomas Paine

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Nov 2009

    Re: All permissions seemingly denied.

    Guys and Misses, thanks for the help thus far, but the better half just got the call from my mother-in-law that it's about time we head over. She's an older woman and therefore lacks any sort of internet connection there and without wifi access I am unable to leech from a neighbour in the same building. I will be back later in the evening, most likely, to check and revive the thread, if necessary, but my sister-in-law will be there and she may have some insights for me, if not her husband. Thanks again for being such a welcoming community.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Deep South Texas
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: All permissions seemingly denied.

    Enjoy Thanksgiving with the family.
    The only thing better is Christmas with the family.

    and you will find that the "family" here on the forums is quite friendly,
    and willing to help.

    "Free software is a matter of liberty, not price." -- Richard Stallman
    So don't forget to tip your software authors!

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