Re: Problem with MergeList...
On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 09:54:15PM +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> On Sat, 2012-11-24 at 17:58:53 +0000, Jose Luis Alarcon Sanchez wrote:
> > > E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (1073741859: Resource
> > > temporarily unavailable)
> > > E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another
> > > process using it?
> > > Any fix for this, please?.
> > >
> > > Thanks very much, in advance.
> You should have checked if there was any other process locking that
> file, usually either a dpkg, apt or aptitude process running. And then
> kill those. Removing the file is not the correct solution (the lock is
> taken on the file itself, not by creating or removing it).
> > I did:
> > # rm -v /var/lib/dpkg/*
> Unfortunately, with this, you just destroyed your dpkg database. You
> might be able to recover the status file from /var/backups/, but not
> others, like the diversions and statoverride ones. I'll modify the
> dpkg cron job to backup those in dpkg 1.17.x (for jessie), though.
> > # apt-get update
> > and the problem seems solved. All the files on the directory was rewritten.
> I'd expect the dpkg database to consist of empty files now?
Thanks for your reply, Guillem.
After the 'apt-get update' command the dpkg database files are with the
usual content and they are doing their job quite well.
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