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Re: APT-GET Problems

On Thu, May 02, 2002 at 06:54:38PM -0700, Mike Shepherd wrote:
> # apt-get install uucp
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   uucp 
> 0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0  not upgraded.
> E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (22 Invalid argument)
> E: Unable to lock the download directory
> [root@generic:pts/0-1!/var/cache/apt/archives]
> # mount
> /dev/hda5 on / type ext2 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
> proc on /proc type proc (rw)
> devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
> on /home type nfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,rsize=8192,wsize=81
> 92,addr=
> on /var/cache/apt/archives type nfs (rw,noe
> xec,nosuid,nodev,rsize=8192,wsize=8192,addr=

This sounds like an NFS locking problem. It will surely happen if you
try to use `dpkg` (either through `apt-get`, or not) on both machines at
the same time. Otherwise, it may be an NFS server problem, or a kernerl
problem (regarding NFS locking support). Someone knows something more


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