Bug#82478: apt: Unhelpful error message when /var/cache/apt/lock exists
Somehow I got a stray /var/cache/apt/lock file after an apt-get update.
I got these messages on apt-get update/upgrade:
E: Method http has died unexpectedly!
E: Tried to dequeue a fetching object
Removing /var/cache/apt/lock fixed the errors.
Perhaps a more informative error message could be issued in this situation?
-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.2
Kernel Version: Linux bill 2.2.17 #1 Wed Dec 20 19:30:40 EST 2000 i586 unknown
Versions of the packages apt depends on:
ii libc6 2.1.3-15 GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
ii libstdc++2.10 2.95.2-13 The GNU stdc++ library