[SATLUG] Debian: dpkg, apt-get questions

Travis Runty trunty at linuxismybff.com
Mon Aug 29 21:19:16 CDT 2011

Run lsof for that directory to see which pid has ahold of it. From there either kill that pid or investigate further. 

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On Aug 29, 2011, at 9:03 PM, Chris Lee <crynolists at gvtc.com> wrote:

> I'm using Aptosid linux.  Debian Sid with a friendly wrapper.
> In my latest attempt at an "apt-get dist-upgrade" I get a runaway script
> loop that I have to stop with "control Z".
> Killing the dist-upgrade this way produces:
> "Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?"
> when I attempt to run dpkg or apt-get again.
> Is there a way around this?
> Thanks...
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