cant install updates

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by White, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. White

    White Member

    im running debian 5 and have been for quite a few months without issue.

    I now have come accross this problem, if i select the gold star in the top bar to install updates it says,

    cant install updates another synaptic is running please wait for it to finish

    if i do apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade i get the following error

    E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: unable to lock the download directory

    any ideas???
  2. White

    White Member

    strange but after my third reboot its working now.

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