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Re: Aptitude and apt-get

Mike Kuhar, 2002-Sep-10 13:43 -0400:
> Thanks for the reply, Jeff.
> After reinstalling apt, aptitude and dpkg, I still had the same problem.
> -mk

Hmmm...the only time I see that message "could not lock the cache,
opening in read-only mode" is when I have left aptitude open on
another terminal somewhere, or running apt-get something somewhere.

Check your processes to make sure you don't have any other instances
of apt/dpkg running.

The only other thing I can think of is permissions on the
/var/cache/apt and /var/cache/apt/archives directories which should be
drwxr-xr-x for both.


Jeff Coppock		Systems Engineer
Diggin' Debian		Admin and User

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