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Re: apt-get locking dpkg

Jonas Meurer <mejo@debian.org> writes:

> hello,
> is there any good reason for apt-get locking dpkg already in download
> mode? what I mean is, that if I install some large packages with
> apt-get, I'd like to be able to remove, purge and install other packages
> while apt-get still is downloading.
> Maybe it's possible to add a break/quit choice in apt-get if dpkg is locked
> when apt-get tries to use it.
> bye
>  jonas

Is that also happening in "apt-get -d"?

Sorry, don't remember if or not and, what coincidence, my apt-get is
running so I'm locked out from trying.


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