Re: Can't externally acquire lock on /var/lib/apt/lists/lock
2010/2/10 Jonathan Nieder <email@example.com>:
> The problem is that apt use fcntl(2) locks, not flock(2) locks.
Thanks a lot, I learned something new. This  is a great article regarding.
> I do not know how to use fcntl locks from a shell script. I would
> suggest trying a scripting language like Perl or Python instead.
Yup, seems the the best way to go.
> As for your general question about offline update using APT, I
> don’t know if there’s something appropriate available already. I
> would recommend looking at reprepro, apt-offline, and
> http://batmat.net/apt-offline/ and asking in the deity mailing list
> (to reach APT developers) or debian-user (to reach fellow users).
I'll take a look at these tools. I previously tried apt-zip and
aptoncd, but they just solve the problem of collecting debs, completly
ignoring the problem of updating the packages lists.