Monday, June 17, 2013

How to fix "E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)"

Just got the error when upgrading my system (Ubuntu 12.04):

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E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/
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And here're things I need to do to get rid of that annoying error:

$ sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lock

$ sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock