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    software center issues

    Ok any time i try to download anything from the software centre if locks up with applying changes then when i cancel it it sits and cancels forever and wont go away rebooting dose not help stays cancelling when you open the software centre got it to go away once but same thing happened the next time i tried to download same thing happened.

    tried sudo apt get-purge software-center
    sent me into this thing that i had to unlock
    did the sudo apt configure -a something
    then it starts going on about flash player but then it just sits there and doesn’t give me a prompt to do anything elts

    I don’t understand why i'm having so many issues on this pc with 12.04 I have had none with my laptop and 12.10

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    Re: software center issues

    Post the output of:

    Code:
    $ sudo apt-get update
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."


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    Re: software center issues

    First try this code:
    Code:
    sudo rm -R /var/lib/dpkg/lock
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    If this doesn't work then use this command
    Code:
    sudo rm -R /var/lib/dpkg/lock
    sudo rm -R /var/cache/apt/archives/
    sudo dpkg --configure -a

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    Re: software center issues

    here is the dialogue

    killanna@killanna-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo rm -R /var/lib/dpkg/lock
    rm: cannot remove `/var/lib/dpkg/lock': No such file or directory
    killanna@killanna-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo rm -R /var/cache/apt/archives/
    killanna@killanna-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
    Setting up update-notifier-common (0.119ubuntu8.6) ...
    Setting up libfaad2 (2.7-7) ...
    Setting up libgstreamer-plugins-bad0.10-0 (0.10.22.3-2ubuntu2.1) ...
    Setting up libslv2-9 (0.6.6+dfsg1-1) ...
    Setting up libquicktime2 (2:1.2.3-4build2) ...
    Setting up gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad (0.10.22.3-2ubuntu2.1) ...
    Setting up flashplugin-installer (11.2.202.261ubuntu0.12.04.1) ...
    Setting up libmjpegtools-1.9 (1:1.9.0-0.5ubuntu7) ...
    Setting up gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse (0.10.21-1) ...
    Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
    ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
    killanna@killanna-System-Product-Name:~$

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    Re: software center issues

    still having issue

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    Re: software center issues

    Quote Originally Posted by killanna View Post
    still having issue
    Please update as posted above and post output using code tags.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    code tags.png

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    Re: software center issues

    I'm having the same issue on Ubuntu 12.10. I tried all the suggestions in this thread and I still can't install applications from the Ubuntu Software Center. What else can I do?

    Code:
    willygatti@willygatti-Inspiron-1525:~$ sudo apt-get update
    [sudo] password for willygatti: 
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/

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    Re: software center issues

    @willygatti: there seems to be another apt application, like Software Center or Synaptic or Software Updater, open. Use only one apt application at a time. If you are using Terminal to update then close all other Update software.
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."


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